More renewable energy for WA

Being built at Marble Bar and Nullagine, the stations will cost around $27.7 million and be largely funded by Horizon Power, with a $4.9 million injection from the federal Renewable Remote Power Generation Program.The projects will involve 2250 solar panels, with a total of 500kW solar photovoltaic tracking arrays, and will each operate in conjunction with diesel power stations. “Together, the renewable energy systems are expected to save 405,000 litres of diesel each year and reduce greenhouse emissions by 1100 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year,”WA Energy Minister Peter Collier said. “They are capable of generating enough electricity to power almost 200 homes.” Collier said the stations would replace 30-year-old systems and provide a more reliable service to the Pilbara towns.

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