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Moree Solar Farm - A Shining Example of Renewable Success

Sorted by Rodney Kelloway

Caption: NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy Ben Franklin, front left, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall Moree Mayor Katrina Humphries with other dignitaries at the More Solar Farm opening this morning.

 MEMBER for the Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall in early March welcomed the opening of Moree’s 56 megawatt solar farm – Australia’s biggest single axis tracking solar array and the second-largest nationally.

The 1.5km2 facility will keep the lights on in 24,000 homes, helping to diversify the state’s energy mix and producing 95,000 fewer tonnes of carbon dioxide than traditional power generation.

Commissioned by Spanish solar company Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, the massive facility is the largest to track the sun as it moves across Moree’s sky. This means the photovoltaic panels are able to eke the most out of the region’s sunlight.

All of the facility’s electricity output has already been purchased by Origin Energy for the next 15 years – in line with their push to make better use of renewable energy.