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Green light given to Adani's $200m Whyalla solar farm

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Posted by Monica Gameng

Adani Group has been given the green light to construct a $200 million 140MW solar farm located north of Whyalla in South Australia.

The solar project is going to be located approximately 10 kilometres north of Whyalla on the State’s Port Lincoln Highway. The company is also considering a battery storage to accompany the solar farm.

This project is expected to support up to 150 jobs during construction, with about five full-time ongoing positions once the solar farm is operational.

“In addition to those jobs for locals, the indirect employment benefits will flow from Adani’s policy to buy from local suppliers first,” Adani Australia Chief Executive – Renewable Energy Division Jennifer Purdie said.

Construction of the project is expected to commence in 2018, with the solar farm to begin generating power by early 2019.

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Source: Renew Economy and The Advertiser

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.