The Emu Downs solar farm which is located 200 kilometres north of Perth has now been formally opened by Energy Minister Ben Wyatt.
The $50 million project consists of 75,168 solar panels on about 70 hectares, and has the capacity to produce enough energy to power 6,700 homes within the South West Interconnected System network.
Synergy has entered into a power purchase agreement with the operator, APA, to buy electricity generated by the solar farm until 2030.
The solar farm will be co-located with the 80-megawatt Emu Downs Wind Farm, and will provide a significant increase to Western Australia's renewable energy capacity.
"The Mid-West is fast emerging as the epicentre for renewable energy projects in Western Australia, and is providing employment opportunities for people in regional WA,
"The Emu Downs Solar Farm and its adjacent wind farm, as well as the Badgingarra Wind Farm currently under construction shows the enormous potential for this region to be a national leader in renewable energy," said Energy Minister Ben Wyatt.
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