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Horizon backs 160-kW community solar project in Western Australia

Solar panels. Author: Chris Baird. License: Creative Commons. Attribution 2.0 Generic.

January 24 (Renewables Now) - Horizon Power, a state government-owned power provider in Western Australia, on Thursday said a 160-kW community solar project to service a remote community in the northern part of the state has benefited from its Solar Incentives Scheme.

The company contributed to the upfront cost of the solar arrays installed on the administration building, general store, community service centre and local workshop of the community of Bidyadanga last week.

The solar project will lower Horizon's costs of providing power to the remote community, which uses diesel generators to cover 100% of its electricity consumption. As a result, the taxpayer subsidy for regional electricity will also decline.

Horizon's corporate clients can currently seek funding under the Solar Incentives Scheme, which is due to close in June.

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