Solar Farms are sometimes referred as Photovoltaic Power Stations, typically large-scale ground-mounted solar installations (generally megawatts) as opposed to the standard roof mounted solar panels (kilowatts). They also contrast in their size, purpose and location. Solar Farms, Solar Ranches or Solar Parks are large Utility-Scale Solar usually designed for heavy energy usage such as industries or to sell energy into the grid or an electricity retailer.
With escalating electricity cost and affordable Solar solutions available quite effortlessly, the number of solar installations in Australia have increased remarkably.
An example for such is Solar gardens, a collection of solar panels situated off site that provide an opportunity to are either own or lease the panels by its consumers. They provide access to solar for users that have space restrictions or other constraints on their own roofs. While these are mostly created for a collection of residents or small-scale industries, the size of Solar farms begins with 500 kilowatts and have no upper limit. Solar systems over 100kW in capacity are eligible to create large-scale generation certificates (LGCs), which provide an ongoing revenue stream for the owner/investors.