Set to start construction in October 2022, the Newstead Energy Project will consist of a 3MW solar farm and a 5MWh battery energy storage system, that features a unique and Victorian-first Direct Current (DC) coupled system.
Newstead Energy Project will be delivered in full (financed, developed, built, and connected) by Flow Power, who will then own and operate the farm and retail the electricity it generates. Flow Power will employ local contractors creating jobs and additional community benefits through a community fund.
The battery system will provide additional benefits with the ability to feed into the grid at times of low sunshine and outside daylight hours. The 6.2 hectare site will include 80-100m rows of panels, 6m apart and include a tracking system to follow the sun and provide maximum energy production.
The Newstead Energy Project will be Flow Power’s 6th clean energy project since 2021 and will help take their renewable portfolio to over 400MW by when complete. Building on their goal of creating Australia’s renewable energy future, together with people and communities such as Newstead.