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Two New South Wales solar farms contracted to help decarbonise the Australian power supply of global online retail giant Amazon have begun delivering energy to the grid.

The two Canadian Solar projects – the 189MW Suntop solar farm south of Dubbo and the 154MW Gunnedah solar farm west of Tamworth – were named by Amazon on Wednesday as the first of its Australian renewable investments to have reached commercial operation.

Suntop, located about 10km from Wellington in the NSW central west has a long term contract for two thirds of its output with Amazon, a deal that, at the time, was hailed as the biggest corporate power purchase agreement signed with a solar farm in Australia.

The Suntop deal followed the March 2020 PPA with Gunnedah, in which Amazon signed up to buy 60MW of output from the  110MW Canadian Solar project.

[Sophie Vorrath]

More: Two more NSW solar farms start sending power to the grid – and Amazon

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