Plan for Australia's largest $1 billion solar farm approvedStaff writer ▼ | February 14, 2015
Australian local government authorities approved a plan to build the nation's biggest solar farm at a cost of more than $1 billion.
Ecology and green technology The Toowoomba Regional Council
Solar Choice managing director Angus Gemmell said the approval came after 18 months of planning.
"It's almost mind-boggling large, just the width of the project is eight kilometers," he told Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
"It's soaked in sunshine, there's great irradiance levels west of the Great Divide," he said.
Gemmell said the project has attracted strong overseas investor interest, and would be completed in stages over eight years. ■