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The Snowtown North Solar Energy Farm is a large-scale solar farm that will generate up to 50 MW of solar energy, 10 km west of Snowtown and 170 km north of Adelaide in South Australia. The solar energy farm will consist of up to 180,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and potential battery storage of up to 25 MW.

Project Details

 It will be located on 100 ha of cleared farming land next to the existing Tilt Renewables’ Snowtown Stage 1 Wind Farm substation. 

The energy generated will be injected into the national electricity grid via the existing Snowtown Stage 1 Wind Farm substation, which currently delivers around 100 MW from the wind farm.

While the solar project will have an installed capacity of up to 50 MW, the combined maximum output will not result in any significant increase in peak generation from the wind farm. By combining wind energy (with an evening peak) and solar energy (with a daytime peak), the two farms can combine to better match daily demands. 


Snowtown Stage 1 Wind Farm Generation


Project Benefits

The A$100m project will generate up to 50 MW of renewable energy - enough to power over 18,000 SA homes & offset 85,000 tonnes of CO2 produced by coal-fired electricity generation every year. That’s the equivalent of removing around 20,000 cars from the roads. The Snowtown North Solar Energy Farm will help deliver on South Australia’s Energy Policy for reliable, competitive and clean power for all into the future. 

Up to 200 site staff will be employed during the roughly 8-month construction period, with around 2 permanent full-time employees after construction. 

Tilt Renewables has a long established commitment to Snowtown and the wider community in the Upper Yorke Peninsula. Through the Lend a Hand Foundation Tilt Renewables provides support for local community projects, charities, schools and individuals when they need it most. The Snowtown Wind Farm currently contributes $50,000 annually to the Foundation. In consultation with the community, Tilt Renewables will be looking at contributing additional funds to the existing Lend a Hand Foundation or implementing a suitable additional benefit from the Project once it is operational.

Community engagement & planning application

In accordance with the new legislation passed in SA in May 2017, a planning application for Snowtown North Solar Farm will be lodged with the Development Assessment Commission (DAC). Tilt Renewables anticipate submitting a planning application for the project in July 2017. Community and stakeholder consultation will be undertaken to provide further information and welcome any feedback prior to lodgement. As part of this process Tilt Renewables will hold a public information evening and offer to meet and discuss the project with immediate neighbours and interested parties.

Tilt Renewables values the strong relationships we’ve shared with landowners and local community groups during the development and ongoing operation of the Snowtown Wind Farm and we would like to build on these relationships for our proposed solar energy farm.

A planning application for Snowtown North Solar Farm and BESS was lodged in November 2017. Community and stakeholder consultation was undertaken to provide further information and welcome feedback prior to lodgement. As part of this process Tilt Renewables held a public information evening and offered to meet and discuss the project with immediate neighbours and interested parties. On the 21st March 2018 the development application was approved by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

 Tilt Renewables values the strong relationships we’ve shared with landowners and local community groups during the development and ongoing operation of the Snowtown Wind Farm and we would like to build on these relationships for our proposed solar energy farm.

Those who wish to register interest in providing local goods or services for the Project are encouraged to submit their details via email [email protected]

All expressions of interest will be provided to the final selected contractors prior to construction.

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