The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) launches the large-scale solar competitive round, and invite solar developers to bid for $100 million of federal funding support. Neoen launches the Parkes Solar Farm Environmental Impact Studies and new connection studies with a view to give the project the best chances of success in this federal program.
The NSW Department of Planning issues the Secretary’s environmental assessment requirements for the Parkes Solar Farm
Neoen submits a scoping report to the NSW Department of Planning;
Neoen signs an option to lease on the project land, which can accommodate a solar farm up to 240ha