The Mannum Solar Farm is the latest addition to Epic Energy’s infrastructure portfolio. It is expected to generate enough renewable energy to power approximately 2,600 homes each year.
Project name: Mannum Solar Farm
Location: Mannum, South Australia
Nameplate capacity: 6.86MWp
Year commissioned: 2019
Average generation: 13 GWh p/a
Number of homes powered: 2,600 p/a
Avoided emissions (t CO2–e): 5,600 p/a
About the Mannum Solar Farm
The Mannum Solar Farm is located approximately 90km east of Adelaide, and 3km from the Mannum township in the Riverland region of South Australia.
Developed and constructed by Canadian Solar (Australia) Pty Ltd in 2019, Mannum Solar Farm was commissioned in late 2019 and acquired by Epic Energy in November 2020.
The 6.86MWp solar farm comprises 17,820 Canadian Solar 385W monocrystalline monofacial modules mounted on single-axis trackers.
Mannum Solar Farm is located in an area with strong and consistent solar irradiance in an unsaturated part of the grid, and is expected to generate enough renewable energy to power approximately 2,600 homes each year.
The environmental benefit from the Mannum Solar Farm is equivalent to 5,600 tonnes of avoided CO2 emissions per annum, and to taking c.1,866 cars off the road.
Mannum Solar Farm is owned and operated by Epic Energy working alongside its key partners with long term offtake agreements in place for all of the electricity generated and the Large Scale Renewable Generation Certificates.
The Mannum site provides an opportunity to further expand Epic Energy’s solar portfolio through the adjacent development of the second stage of the Mannum Solar Farm (36MWp), which is currently under development.