Victoria’s first large-scale solar farms to begin construction in April

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Three solar farms, with a combined output of 320 megawatts, are scheduled to be up and running by 2018 in the northwest Victorian towns of Yatpool, Iraak and Wemen.

Running at peak capacity, that’s enough electricity to power Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo all at the same time.

According to The Age work on the $500 million project is set to begin in April, and will create 200 jobs.

It’s about god-damn time. Australia, one of the world’s sunniest countries, has jack-shit to show when it comes to solar and its implementation as a legitimate clean power source. Our largest to date is a poultry 102 megawatt installation in Nyngan, NSW, run by AGL.

We should be building these all over the country and big power providers should jump on to stay relevant before becoming the taxi industry to today’s Uber.

Source: Victoria Will Have Its First Large Scale Solar Power Stations By 2018 | Gizmodo Australia

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