ESCO Pacific given approval to build a new 100-megawatt solar farm in regional NSW.
The NSW Government has given SCO Pacific approval to build a new $130 million solar facility near West Wyalong in the New South Wales Riverina region.
The 100-megawatt solar farm and 25-megawatt battery will generate up to 150 jobs during its construction, and create clean, renewable energy to power about 37,500 homes.
Comprising 350,000 solar panels up to four metres high, the solar farm is expected to operate for about 40 years. The government has also labelled the solar farm as a 'state significant development', as it generates electricity and has a capital investment of more than $30 million.
“The Wyalong Solar Farm will add to the growing hub of solar energy projects in the Riverina, bringing a fresh boost to the economy and diversifying industry for the region,” Minister Stokes said.
In December, the NSW government also approved Reach Solar Energy's $1 billion, 900-megawatt Yarrabee Park solar farm near Wyalong, in Narrandera, capable of powering 315,000 homes.
BP is also planning to build a 248-megawatt solar farm near Wyalong.
ESCO Pacific said construction will begin towards the end of 2019, or by early 2020 at the latest.
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