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Second 30 MW solar farm approved for Kerang

3rd Jan 2013

A Victorian council has shown the green light to another 30 MW large scale solar farm, which will be located on a 36 hectare site south of the town of Kerang.

Gannawarra Shire Council gave local installer and developer ECO for LIFE approval for the farm which is expected to produce 52 GWh each year.

That's enough to power 14,300 homes and reduce carbon emissions by 62,000 tonnes.

The site will be the town's second 30 MW solar farm. The Kerang Solar Farm is currently in development by AKK Consulting after receiving planning approval in August 2012.

Council manager for economic development Roger Griffiths said the project would not only generate clean solar power, but would also provide jobs for locals.

Construction is scheduled to get underway midway through the year and should take 14 months in total.

Mayor Neville Goulding said the approval was a great achievement for the area.

"The development follows strategic work by the council's Economic Development unit to facilitate and promote the option of large scale solar projects within the Shire," said Mr Goulding in a statement released December 21.

ECO for LIFE has installed several solar farms in Victoria and New South Wales. These include both ground mounts and tracking systems.

Posted by Mike Peacock

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