Simon Corbell announced the winners of the ACT Solar Auction today, which means Canberra will now be getting two new large solar farms.
“I am pleased to announce two new solar farms will be developed in Canberra as a result of the Solar Auction process, which will now contribute over $100 million worth of capital investment in renewable energy for our city,” Mr Corbell said.
The winners of the regular stream process of the ACT Solar Auction are:
— Zhenfa Solar for their 13 megawatt Mugga Lane Solar Park on the corner of Mugga Lane and the Monaro Hwy, adjacent to the Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre.
— OneSun for their 7 megawatt OneSun Capital Solar Farm in the district of Coree, near Uriarra Village.
“Including the FRV Royalla Solar Farm announced in September 2012, the three solar farms will produce renewable energy, equivalent to the power needs of 10,000 Canberra households, and zero emissions,” Mr Corbell said.
“The ACT Solar Auction is delivering large scale renewable energy at an affordable price. The maximum cost to households is expected to be 45 cents per week when all three farms are operating in 2016. This is forecast to drop to 27 cents per household per week by 2021.”
I hope they look sufficiently futuristic and cool, and would be happy to work as a ‘future aesthetic consultant’ during construction if they need assistance.