Sydney’s inner west solar network has received a boost after local student leaders joined the solar in schools movement.
The Sydney Student Leader Coalition (SSLC) is a collective of high school students from inner west schools advocating for change in their communities. The Coalition is partnering with Inner West Council to get rooftop solar for local schools.
Two of the biggest solar farms Australia has seen so far are planned for Balranald in rural NSW. The 255 MW Sunraysia Solar Farm is due to begin construction shortly. The $350 million project should generate enough energy to power around 50,000 homes.
The NT government has approved the development of a 25 MW solar PV plant near Katherine. Once completed, this Northern Territory solar farm will be the Territory’s largest to date. It’s the first in a number of large-scale Northern Territory solar projects under consideration in the NT under Labor’s 50 per cent renewable energy target.
The largest solar project in the southern hemisphere is well under way in South Australia. The first stage of the Bungala solar farm has been completed north-east of Port Augusta. The subsequent completion of stage two will then see the 300 MW solar PV farm cover an area close to the size of Melbourne’s CBD.