We are working closely with local landholders, our neighbours and the community to hear their views and help make the New England Solar Farm the best it can be. You can read and watch the latest news stories on the project here:

Uralla solar farm to grant $100,000 even before lights go on

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A New England solar farm will grant the community of Uralla $100,000 this year, even before it generates power.

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New England big battery awarded $12.5 million state government grant

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The 50 MWh battery will be colocated with stage 1 of the UPC/AC Renewables’ 720 MW New England Solar Farm.


Huge 720MW solar farm and very big battery approved for connection to NSW grid

Plans to build a 720MW solar farm and a very big battery of around 400MWh in the New South Wales New England region have cleared another major hurdle, after locking in a grid connection agreement with network provider Transgrid.

New England Solar Farm approved by Independent Planning Commission

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Plans for a 720-megawatt solar farm east of Uralla have been given conditional approval.

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Solar farm approved

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Plans for a 720-megawatt solar farm east of Uralla have been given conditional approval.

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A 720-megawatt solar farm near Uralla has been given the green light.

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NSW waves through 720 MW solar farm coupled with massive battery

Rows of PV panels will be installed on single-axis trackers, while also allowing adequate space for sheep to continue grazing on the land inbetween and underneath the panels.


Massive 720MW New England solar farm gets final green light

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Plans to build a massive 720MW solar farm with up to 400MWh of battery storage in New South Wales’ New England region have received the final green light from the state’s Independent Planning Commission.


Uralla solar farm assessed by NSW planning department and referred to NSW Independent Planning Commission


CONSULTATIONS: Landowner Peter Munsie with UPC Renewables head of solar development Killian Wentrup and Jarrah Hicks from the Community Power Agency.


Climate Matters || Solar farms: beyond environmental benefits


Powering on: The New England Solar Farm proposed for Uralla Shire will provide about 700MW of solar power.

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Changes to New England Solar Farm

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Expressions of interest


Plans for New England Solar Farm revised as discussions continue

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Jobs boost predicted under clean energy solar farm proposal

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New England Solar Farm's environmental impact statement goes public


The public has a month to read and make submissions on the proposed New England Solar Farm, near Uralla. The NSW Department of Planning and Environment this week approved public exhibition of UPC Renewables Australia's development application and environmental impact statement (EIS), prepared by planning and environmental consultants EMM.


Proposed New England Solar Farm plan community meeting


A community meeting for a proposed Uralla-based solar farm will be held next week.

The 700 megawatt solar farm, which could power 250,000 homes, has been put forward by renewable energy developer UPC Renewables Australia.


Armidale Express: Solar farm community funding for Uralla reference group ideas


An eight member Community Reference Group of local Uralla residents and business owners has delivered a list of projects and local initiatives for funding by UPC Renewables Australia, as part of the New England Solar Farm project located about six kilometres east of Uralla.


Landholders Welcome New England Solar Proposal


Solar farm for Uralla

Uralla is at the heart of a proposed solar farm on the outskirts of town.