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From sugar to solar: Qld council to build 10MW solar farm

Admin Keep Queensland Beautiful - Monday, July 22, 2013

The Sunshine Coast council is set to become the first in Australia to build a utility-scale solar farm, transforming 20 hectares of a former sugar cane plantation near Coolum in Queensland into a solar PV power plant that would generate enough energy to meet half the council’s electricity needs for the next 30 years.

The proposed Valdora Solar Farm would be one Australia’s largest – the site, which was identified as an ideal location back in 2011, has planning approval for a 10MW facility, which would make it the same size as Australia’s current largest operating solar power plant, the Greenough River Solar Farm in WA.


Read more: http://reneweconomy.com.au/2013/from-sugar-to-solar-qld-council-to-build-10mw-solar-farm-81196