Simon seeking submissions for solar power

27 January 2012
the sun

Simon Corbell has let the world know he’d like proposals for a large scale solar plant here in Canberra:

Renewable energy companies with proposals to establish large scale solar generation in the ACT are being invited to submit proposals to the Government as part of the ACT Labor Government’s plan to make Canberra Australia’s solar capital, Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, announced today.

The request for proposal stage will attract bids from companies who have the ability to deliver on the government’s plans to create large scale solar at the lowest cost to the community.

“Companies will be able to submit proposals to establish solar facilities to support the development of up to 40 megawatts of large-scale solar generation capacity,” Mr Corbell said.

“The request for proposal has been facilitated by the Electricity Feed-In (Large Scale Renewable Energy Generation) Act 2011, enacted in December 2011, and allows for 40MW of generating capacity to be established in the first auction.

Apparently we’re only going to pay for power generated, not for building it.

[Photo by NASA Goddard Photo and Video CC BY 2.0]

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