The 300 MW Walla Walla solar farm has received $100 million from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC). The installation of 600,000 solar panels will have capacity to supply more than 100,000 NSW homes and businesses.
Around 250 jobs will be created during construction of the facility, 40 km north of Albury-Wodonga. It’s the largest solar farm to receive finance from the CEFC and a significant boost to the sector.
The 605 hectare facility will transmit power to and from Victoria and South Australia. The solar farm will provide lucrative procurement and services opportunities for Riverina businesses in fencing, civil works, land management and hospitality.
The Walla Walla solar farm transaction marks an important contribution to the decarbonisation of the electricity sector as Australia pursues 82% renewable energy generation by 2030.
The Australian Government is working closely with the CEFC to make the nation a renewable energy superpower, with many projects slated for the regions to boost local economies.