Solar park in Emerald
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.