Solar River

Delivering a 230MW solar farm and a 123MW, 2-hour battery storage system

≈ 400,000 Solar Panels
Supporting the solar panels and moving them to face the sun throughout the day will be 4,700 trackers.
$540 Million
The project will provide employment for approximately 400 people during construction, with a focus on employing locally where possible. A number of local ongoing operational roles will also be supported.
7 million tonnes
Indicative carbon dioxide avoided over the life of the Solar Farm (based on estimated 2022 NEM emissions intensity)
Located on the lands of the Ngadjuri people.

ZEN Energy is an energy company committed to limiting global warming to 1.5°C. Achieving this target will rely on an economy-wide transformation to renewable energy and this is not possible without more renewable energy projects that combine generation with battery storage like the Solar River project.

Located between Burra and Morgan in South Australia, the Solar River Project is a large-scale hybrid solar & battery project that will be capable of exporting approximately 256MWs into the South Australian network. The solar farm will be nominally 230MWdc and the battery will be at least 123MW with 2 hours storage duration. The project will connect to the ElectraNet network via a new 275kV switchyard located outside of Robertstown.

The project has been issued a Development Approval (inclusive of the main project site, 275kV transmission line easement and new 275kV switchyard) and is now working through the final stages of a grid connection application process.

Construction is expected to commence in 2023 and is due to start supplying electricity to South Australian electricity users in 2024.

We acknowledge the Ngadjuri people as the Traditional Custodians of the land, waters and knowledge related to the Solar River site. In our work, we recognise the importance of Country – not just as a place, but how it also maintains community, family, kin, lore and language. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.


The project is currently in late-stage development, with:

  • Customers signed and ZEN Energy portfolio growing
  • Connection, Design, Delivery and Finance being finalised

Renewable energy from this project will delivered to the national electricity market in 2024.

We will provide a more detailed project delivery timeline once it has been finalised.