$130 million NSW solar project creates jobs

Posted on 14 May 2019

A new solar facility in West Wyalong has been given the go-ahead by the New South Wales government. The 100MW solar farm will generate around 150 job opportunities during its construction and will provide renewable power to about 37,500 homes once completed. It is one of many solar energy projects in the Riverina region.

The project reflects a large-scale solar boom across Australia and is one of 26 solar projects approved across NSW since 2017. The NSW Minister for Energy and the Environment, Matt Kean, has said that the Wyalong farm will help the state to reach its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. More than 400,000 households and small businesses in NSW have solar installed already, with plans to nearly double that number over the coming decade.