From Renew Economy
South Australia’s second big solar farm gets generation licence, to start production
The second big solar farm in already renewables-rich South Australia has won its generation licence from the state’s regulator, and plans to start commissioning the project in a few weeks, with full production scheduled for mid April.
The 108MW Tailem Bend solar farm – about 95kms south-east of Adelaide – is being built by Singapore-based Vena Energy, now part of Global Infrastructure Group, and has contracted all of its output to the federal government-owned generator and retailer Snowy Hydro for 22 years.
The $170 million Tailem Bend project will join the Bungala solar project near Port Augusta as the first large-scale solar projects to begin production in South Australia, as the emphasis gradually switches from large-scale wind and rooftop solar, to a more balanced portfolio of wind, solar, rooftop and growing amounts of battery and then pumped hydro storage.
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