May 13 (Renewables Now) - A 100-MW/130-MW DC photovoltaic (PV) project proposed by Australian developer ESCO Pacific has been given the green light by the New South Wales government.
The AUD-130-million (USD 91m/EUR 81m) project was approved on Friday, planning and public spaces minister Rob Stokes announced. It is the latest one added to " the growing hub of solar energy projects in the Riverina,” which are seen to support the Aussie state in meeting its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.
The solar park will be installed near the township of West Wyalong, in the Central West region of the state, comprising around 350,000 PV modules. Their output is expected to be enough to meet the electricity demand of 37,500 local homes and save up to 212,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually.
During the construction phase, the project will create jobs for up to 150 people.
(AUD 1.0 = USD 0.700/EUR 0.623)