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WA’s first solar power station

A proposed $1.3 million station, at the old Carnarvon landfill site, was launched by EMC Solar.The station, which will have an initial capacity of 120 kilowatts, is likely to be operational from mid-2011 and is expected to have a 510kW capacity.It will use advanced solar photovoltaic technology, claimed to last 30-40 years. The first stage will consist of 180 frames of 16 solar panels and will be Australia’s first large-scale built, owned and operated solar power station.EMC expects the plant will reduce greenhouse gases by 162,000 tonnes, and reduce diesel and fossil fuel consumption by about 81,000 litres.

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