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Western Australia's first utility-scale solar PV project under way

Printed Electronics World Online

5 September 2011: Energy Financial Services announced that Australia’s first utility-scale solar power project is under way. Output from the 10-megawatt AC project on 80 hectares of cleared land 50km southeast of Geraldton will contribute to offsetting the energy requirements of the Southern Seawater Desalination Plant.

Western Australian state-owned power utility Verve Energy and GE Energy Financial Services will each own 50 percent of the Greenough River Solar Farm, with the WA Government providing A$20 million, including A$10 million from the WA Royalties for Regions program. No debt will be raised to fund the project.

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