Robertstown Solar Farm's

There are 2 Solar Farms being built in the Robertstown area.

Robertstown Solar Details

  •      About the Project:

Robertstown Solar is a proposed 500 MW (AC) utility scale solar photovoltaic and battery storage plant to integrate into the National Electricity Market through a 275 kV connection to ElectraNetís Robertstown Substation in South Australia.


Robertstown Solar will meet approximately 1% of the Federal Government objective to achieve an additional 33 GW of electricity from renewable sources by 2020 under the Renewable Energy Target.


Robertstown Solar will have a minor and temporal physical disturbance footprint. Co-agricultural opportunities such as sheep grazing and apiculture will be assessed for co-existence and the land can be returned to its original condition, with infrastructure removed at the end of the Projectís 30 year life.



 Robertstown Solar is to be developed on approximately 1800 hectares of cleared land in the suburbs of Bright and Geranium Plains, South Australia.


The Project Area is situated approximately 5 kilometres north-east of Robertstown and 130 kilometres north-east of Adelaide. The Project is within the Local Government Area of the Regional Council of Goyder.


Energy from the Sun:


The DC electricity that is created by sun (1) through the Photo Voltaic (PV) cells is fed through cables (2) to a series of invertors (3) where the electricity is converted to AC and increased in voltage (4)


The invertors are connected through underground cables to a switching yard and by transmission lines to the Robertstown Substation for connection to the South Australian electrical grid.


Battery storage is part of Robertstown Solar and will provide additional power system security for the South Australian grid.


Development and design of Robertstown Solar:


Send keyboard focus to mediagy from the sunlight via PV cells most likely to be mounted on sun tracking systems such as or similar to SunPower's Oasis 3 Power Plant.


Drone surveys of the site provide detailed site information that is used to design the Project.


Tracking solar panel systems follow the sunís movement throughout the day for maximum collection. At the end of the day the panels track back to the east ready for the next operation.


Development process:


The Project has received Crown Sponsorship for Robertstown Solar. The Robertstown Solar Development Application has been submitted to the State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP).


The project is on public exhibition from 23/01/2019 Ė 25/02/2019. It can be viewed on the SCAP website at:


The Project Connection Application through ElectraNet, for connection to the South Australian electricity grid, is running concurrent with the Development Application.

Social and Environmental


Robertstown Solarís direct and indirect positive socio-economic impacts include:

        Engaging South Australian consultants to undertake the studies/investigations required for the Development Application phase and solar design including geotechnical, cultural heritage, ecological and topographical studies/investigations. 

        The construction phase will generate approximately 275 full time equivalent jobs.

        During construction the Engineering Procurement and Construction Contractor will include a component from the local and regional workforce.

        The operation phase will generate approximately 15 full time equivalent jobs.

        The goods and services required during the construction and operation phase will generate indirect employment and economic multiplier effects for the region.

        The Project will also directly contribute to the local community through a Community Fund.

Community Engagement:


Robertstown Solar is committed to a genuine and early community and stakeholder engagement process. As part of this process, Robertstown Solar is seeking a cooperative approach with the local community, key stakeholders and the Council to inform them about the project and to identify opportunities for local engagement and employment during construction and operation. 


The first Community Information Sessions were held on 29th May 2018, 30th May 2018 and 14th February 2019 at the Robertstown Peace Institute Hall, Robertstown, South Australia. Robertstown Solar wishes to extend a sincere thank you to all who attended the community Information Sessions. The feedback received over the course of the sessions is invaluable to the project.


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