So­lar park in Emer­ald

Central and North Rural Weekly - - NEWS -

HUN­DREDS of jobs will be cre­ated in the com­ing year fol­low­ing the Emer­ald So­lar Park’s im­me­di­ate con­struc­tion start, ac­cord­ing to RES Aus­tralia.

RES Aus­tralia project de­vel­op­ment man­ager Re­becca Meek said the So­lar Park would cre­ate 150–200 di­rect jobs and 320 in­di­rect po­si­tions in the Cen­tral High­lands.

The park, to be built on the west side of Emer­ald, will be set on 160 hectares and will be one of the largest re­new­able en­ergy sources in north­ern Aus­tralia with the in­stal­la­tion of up to 275,000 so­lar pan­els.

Ms Meek said it would take less than 12 months to com­plete.

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