Northam Solar turns first sod
THE 10MW Northam Solar Farm project turned first sod in March, marking the start of development of WA’S next solar farm.
The project will be developed by Carnegie Clean Energy in partnership with Indigenous Business Australia and the Perth Noongar Foundation.
The partnership will provide contracting opportunities to a number of Aboriginal businesses, as well as the opportunity for ongoing Noongar employment during both the construction and operation phases of the project, which is expected to generate enough power for 3000 households over the next 25 years.
“This project is particularly exciting because of the opportunities it will provide to local Aboriginal people and businesses as a result of the joint venture,” WA energy minister Ben Wyatt said.