Two solar farms to go up in Australian Capital Territory

first_imgTwo solar farms to go up in Australian Capital TerritoryFollowing a government auction, two utility-scale solar plants are set to be built in the territory, providing a combined capacity of 23 MW. August 19, 2013 pv magazine Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share The Australian Capital Territory, which surrounds the Australian capital Canberra, will soon have two utility scale solar farms following the government’s latest solar auction.The Canberra Times reported on Tuesday (Australian time) that a Chinese and an Australian company had won bids to build the two solar farms on more than 80 hectares of land.Chinese company Zhenfa Solar will build a 13 MW farm on Mugga Lane in Canberra while OneSun will erect a 10 MW facility in the Coree region near the border with New South Wales, of which 7 MW will be covered by the government incentive program.The project winners were selected from 15 bids in the latest round but will still have to go through the development application process, said Environment and Sustainable Development Minister Simon Corbell.”Not only do they bring a very competitive price, which means we deliver the largest amount of solar energy at the cheapest price for consumers, but they also bring the necessary financial and technical expertise and backing that’s needed,” Corbell said, quoted in the Canberra Times.Popular content Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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