Six local community groups have been awarded a share of $35,000 as part of the inaugural Winton Solar Farm Community Grants.
Please see our press release for further details of these incredible local organisations who will now deliver some quality new projects for the region.
Bernard Briggs Pre-school is expected to save around $1500 a year on electricity, thanks to some newly installed solar panels.
Benalla Hockey Club and Glenrowan Primary School have been hard at work upgrading sports equipment and school facilities. Both have been recipients of the recent Community Grants Program, with funding allocated to support community lead initiatives.
MOREE SOLAR FARM
Moree Solar Farm began operations in 2016 and was the first large-scale solar project in Australia to use a single-axis tracking system.
Lilyvale Solar Farm near Emerald, Queensland (100MW)
Financial close of the Lilyvale Solar Farm was achieved during September 2017 with operations expected to commence in 2018. The project will benefit from a PPA with Ergon Energy, the QLD-government owned retailer, part of the Energy Queensland group, who will purchase 100% of the electricity generated by the project.