CONSTRUCTION of a $350 million solar farm in South Australia may start as early as the middle of 2019, subject to final approval and financing.
RES Australia plan to build the solar farm in Pallamana, about 4km from Murray Bridge. It is expected to create about 200 direct jobs and indirect work for about 320 people during construction.
The State Commission Assessment Panel is assessing the proposal. The project which could would generate up to 176MW of power and also feature a 140 MWh Lithium ion battery. A company spokesman said following approval, finance would be sought.
RES, one of the world’s largest renewable energy company, are also building the 75-turbine Ararat Wind Farm and the Taralga and Murra Warra wind farms in New South Wales and Victoria, which will have 167 turbines between them.
The company has also submitted plans with the State Commission Assessment Panel for a wind farm and energy storage project at Twin Creek, in the mid-north of South Australia.