RENEWABLE energy leader Neoen says its Griffith solar project has helped pave the way for more large-scale solar industry in Australia.
The estimated $62 million project is set to begin within two weeks and will create around 100 jobs.
Head of solar development Chris Leonard said the significance of the project extends beyond the borders of Griffith and is part of an emerging trend in renewable energy.
The combined Griffith Parkes and Dubbo initiative was the first solar energy project to receive funding under Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) Large-Scale Solar Competitive Round.
Mr Leonard said grant program stimulated the industry and paved the way for more investments in large scale solar projects.
“The support provided by the federal government through ARENA as well as through financing from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation allows large-scale solar power energy to bridge the gap between solar energy and other renewable energy technologies,” he said.
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