The Broken Hill Solar plant in Broken Hill, NSW, is one of two AGL solar plants, the second located in Nyngan (also in NSW).
The Broken Hill Solar Plant has a capacity of 53 MW and is the second largest in Australia behind its sister plant in Nygan. It will produce enough renewable energy to power more than 17,000 homes annually.
It features 677,760 solar PV modules (panels) and is expected to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by over 105,840 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per annum, assuming a rate of 0.84 tonnes per MWh of electricity. This is roughly equivalent to removing approximately 29,000 cars from the road.
The Nyngan and Broken Hill Solar Plants have been constructed with $166.7 million funding support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and $64.9 million from the NSW Government. Both plants have been constructed in partnership with First Solar, local councils, and local communities.
You can find more information about the solar plant here.