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Australia’s Largest Hybrid Power Project

The construction of the $220 Million Sapphire Solar Farm is due to commence in the quarter of this year. Co-located with the Sapphire Wind Farm, the development will become the largest hybrid renewable energy project in Australia. The 200MW hybrid solar and battery power facility will generate enough power for 68,000 average Australian homes a year. It will also allow 170MW of merchant wind generation from the Sapphire Wind Farm to also be stored and dispatched with solar energy.

The Sapphire Wind Farm is the largest windfarm in New South Wales, and generates over 270MW from 75 turbines, enough power for 115,000 homes. With over $7.4m of pledges from community members interested in investing in 2017-18, CWP and Partners Group are opening the Sapphire Wind Farm for community co-investment. This is a first-come first-served opportunity which is only open to residents located in the Federal Division of New England and the Gwydir Shire local government area. Priority will be given to the wind farm neighbours and residents of the Inverell and Glen Innes Shires. This investment opportunity will be open until the end of March 2019, and interested parties can register their interest or find our more on the Sapphire Wind Farm website.

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