Australia’s largest solar plant opens

By Paul Hemsley The Western Australian government has opened Australia’s largest operating solar power station to date 50km south-east of the coastal town of Geraldton. Known as the Greenough River Solar Farm, the $50 million project is designed to generate 10 megawatts (MW) of electricity through 150,000 photovoltaic panels spread across 50 hectares. The official […]

Range of energy sources expanded for WA

Speaking at the 11th Energy in Western Australia conference in Perth, Mr Collier launched Synergy’s Powering WA’s Future initiative.   The corporation is seeking expressions of interest from new and existing market participants to provide in excess of 1,000 megawatts of renewable and non-renewable generation to 2020.   “WA is facing unprecedented change in its […]

WA solar industry disappointing

  By Lilia Guan   Non-profit organisation, Clean Energy Council (CEC) said the WA solar industry has been dealt an “unexpected blow” by the Barnett Government, with the “sudden closure” of their feed-in-tariff.   Released on Monday, the new scheme designed to help residents recover the purchase cost of their renewable energy system has been […]


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