Canberra is a step closer to meeting its 90% renewable energy target with the official opening tomorrow of the 20MW FRV Royalla solar farm by Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell.
The facility is the first large-scale solar farm connected to the national electricity market and is an important part of the ACT’s commitment to achieving the 90% renewable energy target by 2020.
The 83,000 panels that make up the Royalla solar farm are a tangible example of the ACT Government’s strategy to meet its and fulfils its commitment to the overwhelming majority of Canberrans, who support renewable energy technology and the government’s initiatives.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, The Honourable Mr Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, and the Ambassador of Spain to Australia, His Excellency Mr Enrique Viguera, will attend the opening of the solar farm developed by the Spanish company Fotowatio Renewable Ventures.
The opening will be a significant day for the territory and is a direct outcome of the ACT Government’s ambitious renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction policies.
What: Opening of the FRV Royalla solar farm
When: Wednesday 3 September 2014
Time: 1.30–2.30 pm
Where: FRV Royalla Solar Farm, Monaro Highway, Williamsdale
(Simon Corbell Media Release)