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$130m Wyalong Solar Farm project to support 150 jobs during construction


Posted by Monica Gameng

The development of a new 100MW solar farm in West Wyalong has been given the go-ahead by the New South Wales Government, with the project expected to support 150 jobs during construction.

ESCO Pacific’s $130 million project is anticipated to begin construction by the end of this year or in early 2020. The Wyalong Solar Farm will also include 25MWh of battery storage in addition to the 100MW solar PV installation.

Once completed, the new solar farm will be able to generate enough renewable energy to power approximately 37,500 homes. The solar farm will also help the State in meeting its target of net-zero emissions by the year 2050.

“We have a booming solar industry in NSW, which will become a vital part of our energy mix as we transition to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future,” Energy and the Environment Minister Matt Kean said.

This project will be an addition to the growing number of solar energy developments in the Riverina region.

“These solar project have already contributed to communities throughout the Riverina and are also supporting the creation of a thriving renewable energy industry in NSW,” Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said.

The Wyalong Solar Farm is going to be located about six kilometres north east of the West Wyalong township, on a 260-hectare site near Essential Energy’s electrical network.

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Source: NSW Government; Renew Economy; PV Tech; PV Magazine; Wyalong Solar Farm

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

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