Combining wind and solar

Neoen Australia

We own and operate SA’s big battery

Sharing Benefits

Making a difference in local communities


Thunderbolt Energy Hub is a hybrid renewable energy project with the ability to provide affordable, reliable power to New South Wales consumers. The project will combine around 380MW of wind, 120MW of solar generation and a 400MW battery.


Wind turbines are tall structures that can capture stronger winds at higher altitudes. Turbines are generally 150-270m in height.


Solar farms are quiet, with the same solar panels you would place on your roof – there are just more of them.


Battery storage allows us to store the wind and solar energy and provide it to the grid whenever it’s needed.


The Thunderbolt Energy Hub is located in New South Wales between the towns of Bendemeer and Kentucky, approximately a five hour drive north of Sydney.

The area is located within Tamworth Regional Council and Uralla Shire Council. It also borders on Walcha Council.



Significant annual income paid to local economy plus up to 10-15 jobs

For the climate

Producing more than
1,427,880 MWh of renewable energy per year

For your community

Annual contribution
for local community initiatives and projects



Agrisolar Guide

Agrisolar Guide

As pioneers of agrisolar Neoen led an industry -wide initiative to share emerging lessons on agrisolar which resulted in the development of Australia’s first Agrisolar Guide. Our industry body, the Clean Energy Council brought together research, case studies and...

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Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Anne-Marie Ward has recently joined the Neoen team as Community Engagement Officer for Thunderbolt Energy Hub. Anne-Marie is based in Kentucky and will continue discussions with members of the local community. Feel free to contact Anne-Marie if you have any questions...

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They’re very good community minded people.

Eddie Rover, Neighbour
Numurkah Solar Farm in Victoria


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Neoen produce affordable reliable electricity from natural renewable sources such as the sun and wind.

With 12 years’ experience behind us, our technologies are tried, tested and proven. Our South Australian Big Battery has been keeping the lights on in SA since 2017- saving consumers over $160 million in its first two years of operation!

We own and operate all of the projects we build (rather than developing them to be sold) and as long-term neighbours we are committed to sharing the benefits with surrounding communities.

This dedication to community and environment has made us a renewable energy developer of choice across Australia.