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Why NSW large-scale solar farms are delivering a bigger bang for their buck

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Last week I presented at the Clean Energy Council’s Large-Scale Solar Forum on the topic “Exploring the market performance of large-scale solar farms across the NEM in 2020”, based on data from the Generator Statistical Digest 2020, a recent publication by Global-Roam and Greenview Strategic Consulting. Here’s a look at one of the measures of performance.

I’ve chosen the metric Revenue per Megawatt (MW) of Maximum Capacity to compare the performance of large-scale solar farms. I chose this metric in preference to two other metrics often used in league tables:

  • Capacity factor (MWh generation divided by MWh at continuous maximum output): This is interesting as a comparison of technical performance, but doesn’t capture whether…



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