Solar Farm development and design

Enhar can be your one stop solar farm development consultant in Australia, by providing site identification, land acquisition, design, grid connection approvals, planning permit approval, and project management for utility scale solar developments. 

Site Identification

Significant regions of Australia have excellent solar resource, within these regions we identify suitable substation and line capacity locations to build strategic site porfolios.

We assist solar farm developers develop sites through grid capacity review and GIS mapping of suitable areas. We provide land acquisition negotiation services and provide technical project design and development services.

Technical design and grid approvals

Our team of electrical engineers design both low voltage and high voltage project components, and can provide concept designs for planning permits, plus detailed design for grid applications. Click here for our solar farm grid connection application services.

Planning Approval Support

The Enhar team have experience in obtaining planning permits for renewable energy installations and can provide environmental assessment services for solar farms. We can provide

Owners Engineer

Enhar can provide independent technical advice at each stage of the project development along with technical due diligence on solar farms in Australia.

Landowners seeking solar development

We assist landowners with suitable land for a solar farm by linking you to suitable solar developers. We prepare site prospectuses to assist landowners maximise their opportunity with solar developers. We can offer financial and business modelling for landowners aiming to invest in their own solar farm, along with development services.

Australian and international solar developers

Enhar are actively engaging with landowners and international solar developmers in Australia. We act as development service providers. We work on combined fee models of  share risk by reserving success fees until project milestones are reached. Our consulting services include:

  • Desktop search for suitable sites and grid connection locations
  • Substation capacity assessment and grid connection negotiation
  • Land acquisition
  • Site visits to survey techniical and environmental feasibility
  • Providing Australian financial models 
  • Land lease options and negotiations with land owners
  • Connection inquiries to the network companies 
  • Council engagement and planning approval applications 
  • Community consultation and community engagement
  • PPA negotiations
  • Project management assistance throughout the development process

Contact us to find out more


Testimonials

Enhar were engaged to conduct a solar feasibility study at different Council buildings. It was a really positive experience, they were really flexible and easy to work with. The report was delivered on time and it covered all our expectations.

Juan Donis
Warrnambool City Council
July 2018

Easy to work with, knowledgable explained technical concepts in a way that could be easily understood. Delivered high quality reports and technical documentation. The technical guidance provided enabled Council to prioritise and deliver projects w ...more

Leanne Stray
Sustainability Officer, Bayside City Council
Sept 2017

Enhar has provided high-quality services for a behind-the-meter renewable energy feasibility study for a regional water corporation. Enhar delivered their work ahead of schedule, were extremely cost competitive and provided a detailed and thorough ...more

Michael Thomas
Energy officer, Barwon Water
Aug 2017

The technical analysis seemed excellent, objectively advocating issues of importance to the client in a clear comprehensive suite of reports.

Leonie Kelleher - Environment and Planning Law Principal
Kellehers Barristers and Solicitors
Feb 2017

Enhar provided us with a well-written and very valuable report that was concise, clear and has given us the necessary information to make an informed decision in relation to rooftop photovoltaics. Enhar were very receptive to requests and provided ...more

Simon Dormer - Sustainable Design Officer
Hobsons Bay City Council
Sept 2015, Melbourne

Enhar provided good service for us and were always flexible in helping us reach our goals. We would recommend them to anyone looking for assistance.

Jarryd Thraves
Alternative Resources Management Pty Ltd
Sept 2015, Perth, Western Australia

We have been delighted with the service provided by Enhar on our Solar Feasibility and Detailed Design Study - great time management, open communication channels and high quality results.

Prue Robertson - Climate Change Officer
Frankston City Council
Nov 2014

Enhar were a pleasure to work with and provided us a high standard report.

David Bell
Senior Sustainability Planner, Warringah Council
March 2011

We were delighted by Enhar's communication both before and during our project. We were also very impressed by their professional reporting and informed recommendations. They made sure to provide us with what we were after- not just what they w ...more

Stephen Devenish - Environmental Engineer
Manningham City Council
Nov 2014

Enhar successfully delivered a comprehensive micro generation feasibility study for Moreland City Council in 2014. Additionally we asked Enhar to deliver detailed designs for commercial scale PV systems across 11 of Councils high profile buildings ...more

Stuart Nesbitt - Climate Change Technical Officer
Moreland City Council
Sept 2014

We initially engaged Enhar to complete a solar energy audit to better understand how solar energy would benefit the Hospital, and to ensure that our infrastructure was able to handle the installation. 4 days after we engage Enhar a grant became av ...more

Michael Giffard - Project Officer
Nathalia District Hospital
Feb 2014

The assistance Enhar provided for obtaining capital funding under the Victorian State Government's SRSB Energy and Materials Program was very professional and of a high standard. Enhar accepted the challenge to work within a very short time fr ...more

Guenter Fischer - Production Manager
Sun Ace (Australia) Pty. Ltd
January 2014

Enhar provided Canadian Solar with support in an ARENA grant proposal and Market Research regarding Solar PV+Energy Storage Systems (ESS). Canadian Solar (Australia) Pty Ltd is very pleased with Enhar's services and the high-quality results we ...more

Daniel Ruoss - Director of Project Business
Canadian Solar (Australia) Pty Ltd
March 2014

In the current tough manufacturing environment, containing costs is critical and no costs are increasing more rapidly than energy costs. But where do you start? Wood Furniture contacted the team at Enhar to conduct a full energy audit to highlight ...more

Rod Massey - Managing Director
Woods Furniture
May, 2013

Enhar were engaged by Essential Energy to undertake a wind study for a small scale wind turbine. The report was prepared on time with a minimum of fuss. The team were easily contacted and interpreted comments and information supplied accurately wi ...more

Trevor Whitehorse - Group Manager
Intelligent Network Strategy
Essential Energy - January 2013

Enhar have an in-depth grasp of the detailed subtleties of energy assessment. Anyone requiring an understanding of this complicated industry to evaluate needs or offer energy solutions will be well-equipped to make sound decisions or increased cr ...more

Paul Morris
EnergyPak - September 2012

Faced with the time consuming administrative process to complete the Clean Energy Grant, we engaged Enhar to complete our application. Both Chris & the team at Enhar provided an excellent and timely service.

Simon Whiteley
Managing Director and CEO
Corex Plastics

The report was fantastic.  It was just what we were looking for.  It had plenty of detail and was presented in an easy to understand format.

Ryan Walkenhorst
Sustainability & Environment Manager
Melbourne Water Eastern Tertiary Alliance

Mornington Peninsula is very pleased with the services delivered by Enhar in undertaking our recent wind resource monitoring project. Enhar's technical competency, quality control, customer service and clear presentation of the results have g ...more

Jarrod Filosa
Sustainable Energy Officer
Mornington Peninsula Shire

Manningham City Council greatly values Enhar's committment to quality and customer service, and also appreciates Enhar's professional advice in regards to measuring wind resources, and their technical capabilities to deliver complex proje ...more

Tom Duncan
Strategic Sustainability Planner
Manningham City Council. February 2009

Enhar investigated every avenue to ascertain where our power consumption was being used and how to curtail it. Their attention to detail was admirable.

Neville Faulkes, Campus Manager
Girton Grammar School. July 2009

We have been working with the Enhar team since 2008. The Diamond Energy / Enhar working relationship continues to be a collaborative partnership that allows both parties to explore mutually beneficial areas and exchange knowledge.

Mark Bertoncello
Chief Investment Officer
Diamond Energy. July 2010

Enhar News

Enhar speaking at All Energy on Local Council solar farms

Tuesday October 02, 2018 -

One of Enhar’s Directors Demian Natakhan will be speaking at All Energy tomorrow in Melbourne. The session is at 11.20am, Day 1 of the confer

...More...

Enhar commences work on BCEC solar PV in Southbank Brisbane

Tuesday October 02, 2018 -

Enhar has commenced engineering work on the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. An iconic and publicly owned building is located in the hear

...More...

Enhar appointed by regional VIC water authority

Friday September 14, 2018 -

Enhar is delighted to be appointed by a major Water authority in Victoria to prioritise and rank behind the meter solar PV opportunities at their p

...More...

Renewable Communities Program grants deadline 1st October

Thursday September 13, 2018 -

The Renewable Communities Program (RCP) is offering a grant round of $1M, application deadline 1st October 2018. Enhar is available to assist our c

...More...

Enhar increasingly active on ground mounted solar PV arrays

Friday August 24, 2018 -

Enhar is increasingly involved in designing ground mount arrays in the 100’s of kW scale for clients including water authorities. Our CEC accredi

...More...