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$188m Maryvale solar farm in NSW given the green light for development

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Posted by Monica Gameng

Maryvale in New South Wales will soon welcome a new large-scale solar farm as the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment approved the construction of the $188 million Maryvale Solar Farm.

The new solar farm is going to be built on a 150-hectare site located approximately 15 kilometres north west of Wellington and will have the capacity to produce up to 125MW of renewable energy.

“Maryvale solar farm is within the Central-West Renewable Energy Zone and will add to the growing hub of solar energy projects in the Dubbo area, bringing a fresh boost to the economy, diversifying industry for the region, as well as increasing electricity capacity.

“The project will also support up to 150 local construction jobs over the 12-month construction period,” Executive Director of Energy and Resource Assessments Mike Young said.

In addition, the Maryvale solar farm has the potential to save up to 265,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions which will help reduce the State’s overall emissions.

Once operational, the new solar farm will be able to produce enough green energy to power around 46,000 homes.

“In NSW the solar industry is continuing to be a vital part of our energy mix as we transition to a cleaner and more sustainable energy future.

“This state significant project has been assessed on its merits and the Department is confident it will have real benefits for the local community and NSW,” Mr Young said.

The Maryvale solar farm is being developed by Photon Energy and Canadian Solar.

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Source: NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment; Renew Economy; PV Magazine Australia; Wellington Times; Photon Energy

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

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