The Metz Solar Project (MSP or the Project) is a 115MWac, 141MWdc greenfield project located 15km east of Armidale (approximately 130km north-east of Tamworth) in NSW. The site is 430ha spread across land historically used for agricultural production. The site comprises a substation, solar panel array, and internal access tracks.
The Key Project components include:
- photovoltaic solar modules (approximately 284,000 modules)
- single-axis tracking module framing system mounted on steel piles
- containerized Power Conversion Units (PCUs)
- a substation containing transformers, associated switchgear and control and protection equipment
- operations and maintenance buildings with associated car parking
- road upgrade works on the site access route
- above ground and underground cabling
- internal all-weather access tracks
- security system and security fencing
- native vegetation plantings to provide visual screening
- meteorological station(s); and
- construction of a HV Connection to connect the Solar Farm Substation to the existing Transgrid substation located near the south western boundary of the Site.