enGen Coober Pedy Solar Pilot


Description of project Grid Connected Distributed Micro Solar Farms and Rooftop Arrays, 230kWp
Client enGen (Energy Generation Pty Ltd)
Location Coober Pedy, 13 sites
Technology utilised First Solar CdTe thin film PV; SMA 3 phase inverter plant with reactive power provision
Value $1.2m
Year (to be) Completed proposed – 2011.


This project is a pilot project for enGen’s use of solar PV technologies in networks that they have a generation license for, and was originated by Commsolar after Federal Government funding through the Remote Renewable Power Generation Programme (RRPGP) was withdrawn for the Coober Pedy Power Station Project in June 2010, which was originally provided for a proposed 600kW Concentrating PV Power Station.