Firing up with solar power
In a sign of the long-term commitment to and future for solar power, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has provided the funding for five new large-scale solar projects across regional NSW located in Dubbo, Glenn Innes, Griffith, Parkes and Manildra. This not only means a greener, renewable future but is also a great sign for investment and further jobs.
After the success of the flagship Nyngan and Broken Hill solar farms already in operation, with Nyngan being the largest solar farm in Australia and able to power more than 33,000 households, this new announcement will see more and more of NSW’s future electricity needs being met by solar power.
The benefits to the environment are undeniable with these five new facilities saving 350,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year, which is like taking 78,000 cars off the road. The benefits to regional NSW are just as strong with up to 800 jobs being created during the construction phase and when fully operation they will provide clean energy to around 62,000 homes.
You can learn more about solar farms and the NSW Governments’ investment at http://www.resourcesandenergy.nsw.gov.au/landholders-and-community/renewable-energy/solar-farms.