A new energy station is under construction in Kairang, a remote area of the Karrathoo region of southern Australia.
It will be the country’s first commercial solar power plant, which will produce enough electricity to power more than 100,000 homes.
Solar energy is already being deployed in parts of the country and a second solar power system was inaugurated in Perth.
But Kairanga will be Australia’s first solar power project to produce power at a commercial scale.
“This is a great opportunity for Kairangan to build a commercial project that will help the region and the state as a whole grow economically,” said Stephen Jones, chief executive of Kairan Solar.
Kairang is just a few kilometres from Karrat, Australia’s largest national park.
The solar farm is expected to be operational by the end of 2019, with the plant producing around 2,500 megawatts of electricity a day.
In total, the plant will produce around 5 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year.
However, the project will also benefit the surrounding area, with solar energy being used to provide electricity to the area’s farmers.
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Image credit: Kairaan Solar