University of Canberra
Australia's first hybrid wind-solar farm to be built near Canberra
Posted 26 July 2016 10:57am

The Guardian is reporting the construction of Australia's first hybrid wind-solar farm to be built near Canberra

"Australia’s first large-scale hybrid wind and solar farm is set to be built near Canberra, with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) providing a $9.9m grant.

The money would go towards the $26m cost of building a 10MW solar photovoltaic plant alongside the existing Gullen Range windfarm.

Goldwind, one of the Chinese companies that will build and operate the project, said the solar farm was expected to generate about 22,000 MWh of electricity in the first year of operation, enough to supply about 3,000 homes.

Building the solar farm on the same location as the windfarm meant 20% could be saved from the construction costs of the solar farm, said Ivor Frischknecht, the chief executive of Arena.

The project is expected to be completed in July 2017."

Link to artcile in The Guardian

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