Western Australia

Emu Downs Solar Farm to power WA households

WA Energy Minister Ben Wyatt has formally opened the Emu Downs Solar Farm, 200 kilometres north of Perth.

Synergy has entered into a power purchase agreement with the operator, APA, to buy electricity generated by the solar farm until 2030.

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.

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.

Source: WA Government