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West Wyalong solar farm approved

Published 10th May, 2019 in Environment

A new solar farm in West Wyalong will generate 150 jobs during its construction and create renewable energy to power up to 37,500 homes.

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The NSW Government has approved a 100-megawatt solar farm that has the potential to save up to 212,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and reduce overall emissions.

Once completed, the West Wyalong solar farm will help NSW meet its target of net-zero emissions by 2050.

Since 2017, the NSW Government has approved 26 solar projects across the state, providing about 4500 construction jobs and supporting about $5 billion investment in regional and rural NSW.

Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said the West Wyalong solar farm will add to the growing hub of solar energy projects in the Riverina region, bringing a fresh boost to the economy and diversifying industry for the region.

“These solar projects have already contributed to communities throughout the Riverina and are also supporting the creation of a thriving renewable energy industry in NSW,” Mr Stokes said.  

Energy and the Environment Minister Matt Kean said the NSW Government is committed to delivering affordable and reliable energy for the people of NSW.  

“We have a booming solar industry in NSW, which will become a vital part of our energy mix as we transition to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future,” Mr Kean said.

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Published 10th May, 2019 in Environment
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