Nevertire Solar farm
The 132MW Nevertire Solar Farm is located near Warren in northwest New South Wales. The Nevertire Solar Farm was initially developed by Epuron and Island Green Power and was purchased in mid-2018 by Elliott Green Power Limited. Elliott Green Power is a wholly owned subsidiary of US Elliott Investment Management. The farm was constructed in Nevertire for the region’s excellent solar irradiation and proximity to a strong electricity network.
The construction of Nevertire Solar Farm took place during a major drought in NSW, providing a welcome boost to the local Warren community. Using local labour and contractors delivered a considerable economic uplift to the community during a difficult period.
The solar plant began operating in December 2019 and generates approximately 265,000 MWh of renewable electricity annually. Nevertire produces enough electricity to power around 42,000 homes with green energy, making a significant contribution to Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
During construction, a key focus was on hiring from within the local community with specific opportunities related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities.
The project utilised local quarries, concrete suppliers, contractors, surveyors, geotechnical engineering companies, hire equipment, fuel supplies and on-site amenities. The farm provided work for approx—400 people from the region.
The project was completed with support from the local Orana people.