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


New South Wales Gives Approval for State's First Solar Farm
2011-01-08 23:57:08.551 GMT

By Jacob Greber
Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- 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

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