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First utility-scale solar PV for Down Under

Work on Australia’s first utility-scale solar power project, a 10MW project in Western Australia, is underway with the aim of it contributing to offsetting the energy requirements of the Southern Seawater Desalination Plant.

The project which is a joint venture between Western Australian state-owned power utility Verve Energy and GE Energy Financial Services, who will each own 50% of the Greenough River Solar Farm, will be 10 times larger than any operating solar farms currently in Australia.

The WA Water Corporation, which is building the Southern Seawater Desalination Plant, has committed to purchase 100% of the solar farm’s output.

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