Northam So­lar turns first sod

The Australian Energy Review - - NEWS - WA

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.

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