Go ahead given to Australian solar power installations12th Jun 2012
New Australian solar power installations are on their way, after First Solar was given the go ahead to construct two large-scale plants.
The project has been made possible through the Solar Flagships Program, which is designed to support the construction of solar power stations all over the country.
AGL Energy will be receiving the solar panels alongside federal and state funding to help recognise its commitment to renewable energy generation.
Jim Hughes, First Solar chief executive officer, said this deal was a significant step forward for the solar industry in Australia as consumer confidence is improved.
"These projects demonstrate First Solar's ability to apply its vertically integrated capabilities to deliver competitive, comprehensive, utility-scale solar solutions in future sustainable markets," he commented.
The two installations will be capable of generating 159 MW of renewable energy, with one located in Broken Hill and the other in Nyngan - both of which are in New South Wales.
It is predicted that at least 30,000 homes throughout Australia will be able to use the electricity generated by these plants, so your property could be running on renewable energy before you know it!
Posted by Mike Peacock