$130 M solar farm to be built in Australia

Australia, New South Wales: ESCO Pacific’s proposal for a 100 MW solar farm near West Wyalong received development approval from the New South Wales Government on Friday, and is likely to begin construction by early 2020.

The $130 M project will join a gold rush of large-scale solar developments in the Riverina, including Finley Solar Farm (170 MW); Darlington Point Solar Farm (333 MW); Coleambally Solar Farm (150 MW) and Sunraysia Solar Farm (255 MW).

The NSW Government has committed to achieving net-zero emissions for the state by 2050, and said in a statement that this latest approval will help NSW meet its target.

It also drives the state a step closer to achieving the goal of its Climate Change Fund Strategic Plan to double the state’s renewable-energy capacity to more than 10,000 MW by 2021.

Source: PV Magazine