Moree sets the standard for new solar farms across NSW
SOLAR farms capable of powering more than 56,000 NSW homes with renewable clean energy – similar to the NSW trailblazing farm at Moree – have been approved for construction across the state.
NSW leads Australia in large scale solar production and the four new solar farms are expected to create more than 330 new construction jobs across the state and save 342,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas being produced a year.
Planning Minister Rob Stokes said the new farms, which will produce 357,000 megawatt hours of electricity and have more than 500,000 solar panels between them, will increase electricity supply for communities across NSW.
“We want to make people’s lives better through good planning, and these projects will increase electricity capacity, cut greenhouse emissions and create jobs for local communities.”
The approved solar farm projects will be located at:
- White Rock Solar Farm at Glen Innes,
- Griffith Solar Farm, southeast of Griffith
- Riverina Solar Farm, southeast of Griffith
- Parkes Solar Farm near Parkes.
Find out more at the NSW Planning and Environment website.
Media Release June 28, 2016