Posted April 03, 2019 11:05:13Waihi Solar Farm, located in the Waiheke district, is the latest site to receive a permit from the State Government to build a solar power plant.
The development of the solar plant, which is expected to provide renewable energy to the area, is a significant milestone in the country’s effort to develop renewable energy sources for the benefit of all.
The solar power project is a collaboration between the State Electricity Authority (SEA) and SunPower Power, which owns the land.
SunPower is one of the largest developers in Australia, with a portfolio of about 4,000 megawatts of power generation.
It has also recently signed an agreement with the State Power and Water Authority to develop the Wauchop Power Station, which will provide power to the Waimakariri and Pahang regions.
The Waihei Solar Farm is located at the corner of West Waihai Road and Waihoe Road, and will produce approximately 3,000 MW of solar power.
The project will be developed using a mix of low- and high-tech renewable energy, with the most advanced technology being concentrated in the form of concentrated solar thermal.
Solar panels will be installed on a 2,000-hectare site and the site is being constructed in partnership with the Pahanai Valley Development Corporation, which has the land and has been working with SunPower on the project.
The project is expected start operation in 2020.
“It’s a fantastic day for WA and for the country,” said WA Premier Colin Barnett.
“We’re very pleased to have the approval to begin the construction of this solar project.”
This is an excellent example of the new way of doing things.
The Waihee Solar Farm and Waimarkariri Renewable Energy Development Corporation have been able to deliver on the promise of this project.
“The Waimarks Solar Farm will also be the second solar power facility built in WA and the third solar farm to be built in the region.
In May, the WA Government announced it would be building a solar farm at Kiewit in Waimariri, to provide power in remote parts of WA, with plans to grow the plant to about 30,000 tonnes by 2026.
The State Government has said it will be expanding the power sector in WA as part of its plan to reduce the state’s reliance on fossil fuels, with projects including the Kiewits and Wairau Power stations and the Kew Power station in Kowhai.”
We are excited to see this solar energy project take off,” WA Power Minister Mark Bailey said.”
The Wauhei Solar Farms project is part of a range of renewable energy projects to increase the capacity of the state energy network and the number of homes that can be connected to the grid.
“Our goal is to ensure we have enough renewable energy on the grid to meet the needs of our residents, and to also create jobs.”
The State Electricity Agency has also been working on the Wairawhai Renewable Power Project, which would provide electricity to the Prahang region for up to five years.
The Power Minister said the Wailong Wind Farm, at a site near the city of Waverley, was also set to be completed in 2018.
The new solar farm project is one in a series of solar projects announced by WA Government and its energy partners, which include the construction and operation of the first nuclear power plant in Australia and the development of two solar thermal projects.
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