About Us

In January 2012, the ACT Government opened Australia’s first Solar Auction, issuing a Request for Proposals to support the delivery of up to 40 MW of large-scale solar generation capacity in the Territory.

On 5 September 2012, the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development announced that Royalla Solar developed by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) was successful in the ‘fast-track stream’ of the Solar Auction and would be awarded a grant of feed-in-tariff entitlement for its 20 MW proposal to be located at Royalla in the ACT (Media Release, 5 September 2012).

The Royalla Solar Farm was commissioned in late August 2014 and officially opened by the Minister on 3 September 2014. The ACT’s solar auction has proved to be a simple and effective way of attracting large solar projects to the Territory.

In early 2016 DIF announced the acquisition of 100% of Royalla Solar Farm from FRV. FRV continues to manage the asset for the owner.

Dif Profile

DIF is an independent and specialist infrastructure fund management company. Through its investment funds, DIF invests in infrastructure assets that generate long term stable cash flows, including PPP / PFI / P3, renewable energy assets and other core infrastructure assets in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. DIF has offices in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Luxembourg, Madrid, Toronto and Sydney.

www.dif.eu

Technical Details:

  • Location:
    Approximately 23 kilometres south of Canberra, ACT, Australia

  • Peak Capacity:
    24 MWp

  • Nominal Capacity:
    20 MW

  • Technology:
    Polycrystalline Photovoltaic (PV) modules with fixed structures

  • 81,600 solar PV modules

  • Operation Commissioned:
    August 2014

  • Biggest photovoltaic plant in Australia at the time of commissioning

  • Approximately 37,000 metric tons of CO2 avoided per year

  • Clean energy equivalent to the demand from around 4,500 homes per year

  • Owner:
    DIF Infrastructure IV

  • Asset Manager:
    FRV Services Australia Pty Ltd

Contact Us

Regarding any queries about Royalla Solar Farm please contact the Asset Manager on:

FRV Services Australia Pty Ltd

Level 7, 39 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000

1300 720 547