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Kerang, Victoria, gets economic boost from Lalbert solar farm

victoria-solarLalbert solar farm near Kerang tipped to boost jobs as Solar Choice secures investor for $550m project  ABC News, The company behind one of the largest solar farms in Australia says it expects the project to create up to 150 jobs for northern Victoria.

Construction of the $550 million solar farm on a 526 hectare property at Lalbert, west of Kerang, should start midway through next year, after the company Solar Choice secured an investor to finance the project.

The farm will have a production capacity of 350 megawatts and has the potential to power about 220,000 homes…….

Gannawarra Shire’s Roger Griffiths said the farm was another step towards developing Kerang’s future as a centre for renewable energy investment.

“What this does is just offers that bit of diversity, it props up our rate base and it provides a lot of other benefits right throughout the community,” he said.

“So we’re more than happy to have it on board and fingers crossed that everything runs smoothly and we see a booming new industry in and around Kerang in the next five to 10 years’ time.” http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-16/lalbert-solar-farm-near-kerang-tipped-to-boost-jobs/6859508

October 18, 2015 - Posted by | solar, Victoria

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