About Ravenswood Solar Farm

Ravenswood Solar Farm is proposed to be constructed on private land approximately 14 kilometres north of Castlemaine and approximately 20 km south of Bendigo, in Victoria

The proposed solar farm will consist of approximately 185,000 solar panels installed across the 306-hectare site. The solar farm will have a 63-megawatt (MW) capacity of clean, renewable energy – enough to power approx. 40,000 average Victorian homes. The solar farm will be connected to the electricity network via the existing transmission line on Reids Lane.

Ravenswood Solar Farm will also include a 20WMhr Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). By including capacity to store power onsite, FRV will extend the amount of time Ravenswood Solar Farm can provide renewable energy to the grid.

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Peak Power: 63 MW AC
Annual Production: 210,000 MWh/Year
CO2 Avoided: 150,000 t/Year
Households Supplied: 40,000 Homes
Surface: 306 Hectares
Operation Date: 2023 (expected)
System Type: Solar photovoltaic with single axis tracking and Battery Energy Storage System

Commited to Shine

  • FRV Services Australia is the owner and developer of the Ravenswood Solar Farm project.
  • FRV have engaged AECOM to assist during the planning application stage.
  • An application for Planning Approval was granted by Mount Alexander Shire Council in December 2020. As the ‘responsible authority’, Council assessed our solar farm concept in accordance with the municipality’s relevant land use planning requirements and policy.

Bright Prospects

Ravenswood Solar Farm will deliver significant benefits to the community:
  • It creates job opportunities during construction and operation. It is estimated that up to around 150 workers will be required to construct the project. During operations approximately five ongoing roles will be created with these employees likely to live long-term in the local area.
  • It brings investment to the area and delivers additional indirect economic opportunities to local businesses including local grocery stores, restaurants, cafés, accommodation providers and petrol stations.
  • It delivers clean, zero emissions electricity to meet the region’s energy needs and helps further the development of the Australian clean energy industry.

Powering the Future

Ravenswood Solar Farm will utilise bifacial solar photovoltaic modules with a horizontal, single-axis tracking system and a battery energy storage system.

For more information, click here to download the project factsheet