New South Wales Gives Approval for State’s First Solar Farm

Australia’s New South Wales state government has given Infigen Suntech Australia approval to build a A$300 million ($299 million) solar farm capable of generating enough energy to power 20,000 homes.

The state’s first commercial solar plant will be built on more than 200 hectares (494 acres) near the town of Nyngan, in the state’s north-west, Minister for Planning Tony Kelly said in an emailed statement today in Sydney. The 100 megawatt capacity facility will include 70 blocks of solar panels. The site is ideal as it’s located in a hot and dry part of the state, Kelly said.

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