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Australia to build world's largest Solar Plant

Wants to Lead not Follow

| Posted: May 18, 2009 7:56 pm

While not really IT or Gaming news, I thought this was very interesting. The Australian Government is planning to build the largest Solar Power plant in the world.


The farm will consist of four separate plants (two Solar Thermal and Two Photovoltaic) once on line it will replace the power output of one coal power plant.


The plant will have a price tag of $1.4 Billion (US) and should come online in 2015. That is if the Australian Coal industry does not try to put a stopper on it.


Read more here.


Australia to build world's largest Solar Plant


Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said the photovoltaic plant would cost A$1.4 billion (US$1 billion) and will have an output of 1,000MW - equivalent to that of one coal-fired power station. He said he wanted Australia to be a 'solar leader' rather than a 'solar follower'.


The solar farm will consist of up to four individual plants - two based on solar thermal technology, and two on photovoltaic cells. Eventually, said Rudd, it could lead to a network of solar power stations across the country.


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