Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Call to develop solar power station in WA

Nov 28, 2009

The energy retailer Synergy Energy has called for expressions of interest to build a solar energy station in Western Australia. It is seeking projects up to 50 MWs in size to feed into the South West Interconnected System and provide power to households from Kalbarri to Albany. The Energy Minister Peter Collier says the expressions of interest can be for either direct or indirect solar energy.

Mr Collier says the government is committed to the national target of having 20 per cent of the state's electricity generated from renewable sources by 2020. He says solar energy will be vital to achieving this goal. Proponents will be encouraged to seek funding from the Federal Government's Solar Flagships program.