Outback Couple Built A 5-Megawatt Solar Farm

This solar project is a move to prove to stakeholders of the advantages of positioning power generation sites at the end of the grid.

In Normanton, 500 km north of Mount Isa in NW Queensland, Doug and Lyn Scouller have built a solar farm that is enough to power almost twice the size of Tasmania as reported by ABC News.

This solar project is a move to prove to stakeholders of the advantages of positioning power generation sites at the end of the grid.

The 5-megawatt solar farm provides electricity that is fed back to the grid at Normanton. Mr. Scouller also believed that he will be able to save losses and possibly put a downward pressure on electricity prices.

The solar farm received an $8.5 million grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and is now used as a test case in generating data about fringe-of-grid energy investment.

Click here to read the full story on ABC News

 

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