Our commitment to people and sustainability

FRV believes in making a genuine difference and supporting the communities in which it operates. Sebastopol Solar Farm supports local businesses and uses the latest in solar energy generation technology, helping to promote the benefits of solar energy at a community and a global level.

Social Benefits

Sebastopol Solar Farm has created job opportunities during construction and operation.
  • 150 workers were employed during construction of the project.
  • 3 jobs were created to support operation. These workers and their families live locally and are a part of the community.
  • Maintenance contracts for panel cleaning, fence repair, road grading, etc. will also be required and will be met by local suppliers.
  • The employment benefits extend through the local supply chains to use of fuel supply, vehicle servicing, hotels/motels, B&B’s, cafés, pubs, catering, cleaning companies, tradespersons, tool and equipment suppliers and many other businesses.

  • FRV is passionate about Sebastopol solar farm and recognises the importance of ensuring the success of the solar farm for the local community and ongoing engagement with the community during the operation phase of the solar farm. As part of this ongoing engagement, FRV has provided co-funding for the supply and installation of solar streetlights at Lake Centenary. The 127 solar bollard lights will cover approximately 50 per cent of the walking track at Lake Centenary, enabling the community of Temora safe access to the popular walking track 24 hours a day.

Environmental Benefits

Located on the transmission line between Temora and Wagga Wagga, the project will deliver clean, zero emissions electricity to meet the region’s energy needs and helps further the development of the NSW clean energy industry. The solar farm’s output will be enough to supply energy to more that 40,000 homes and avoid the emission of over 77,600 tons of CO2 per year, equivalent to taking about 27,700 cars off the road each year.

The solar farm has gone through a rigorous environmental approval process to ensure it works with the land, not against it. The site layout avoids most environmental constraints and has been designed to minimise the removal of remnant native vegetation.

Increasing the use of solar energy is important to reduce the consumption of carbon-intensive fossil fuels, responsible for the damaging impacts of climate change.