CEFC’s AU$20 million Ross River investment is the CEFC’s first direct equity stake in a solar farm, sending an important signal to institutional investors about the commercial potential of greenfield clean energy developments. Palisade is taking a 50% stake. The project is underpinned by a 13-year contract with major retailer EnergyAustralia for electricity sales, the biggest single solar purchase deal signed in the country. The solar farm is sited on a disused mango plantation which has recorded high solar irradiance and is close to a grid connection point. The solar farm will cover more than 200 hectares and comprise feature some 450,000 solar panels which will use horizontal track the sun.