The solar farm’s 718,000 panels convert the energy from sunlight into direct current (DC) clean electricity. Then, inverters convert the power into alternating current (AC) that can be integrated into the electricity grid (our National Electricity Market infrastructure).
The NEM is responsible for interconnecting the six eastern and southern Australian states and territories. The NEM infrastructure or “grid” then delivers electricity to homes and businesses alike (you!). No matter who your retailer is, the electricity supplied through the grid is the same – mixing energy supplied by both renewable and fossil-fuel generators.
The farm itself is equipped with an onsite energy storage facility, while overhead lines transmit electricity to the purpose-built 220 kV Kiamal Terminal Station.
Flow Power customers who have a Power Purchase Agreement, allow us as your retailer to supply your energy that is linked to renewable energy sources, such as the Kiamal Solar Farm.
This means you can rest assured that for every turn of your wind turbine, or every ray of sunshine that hits your solar panels, that clean, renewable energy produced right here in Australia, was attributed to you.