Proposals shortlisted for ACT solar auction25th May 2012
Just a few weeks ago, we reported on how the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) was hoping to make a name for itself in the world of solar power by planning the country's first large-scale solar electricity plant.
To decide which company would be responsible for delivering the plant, a reverse auction has been held - and now the final 22 proposals have been revealed.
The ACT government is leading the bid for the region to become the solar capital of Australia and is happy with the plans it has received so far.
Simon Corbell, minister for the environment and sustainable development, revealed that the 22 chosen ones have now been asked to put forward their final proposals.
This is all well and good, but what does this project mean for Canberrans?
Mr Corbell explained that local people will be able to receive competitively priced electricity, especially as the cost of solar panels has dropped over the past two years.
Not only that, but the nation's capital will be reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by more than 850,000 tonnes, so the environment is a winner as well!
Posted by Bob Dawson