The Solar River Project aims to supply 90,000 South Australian homes with affordable, reliable, solar energy.
Construction on the solar array is due to start in early 2019 at a site near Robertstown. The Solar River Project has received Development Approval from the Minister for Planning.
The 200-megawatt array will include more than 3kms of solar cells connected to one of the largest batteries in the Southern Hemisphere a 120 megawatt hour battery.
The project has the support of the South Australian Government and the Ngadjuri Nation Aboriginal Corporation.
The Solar River Project CEO Mr Jason May said, “The Solar River Project is a 100% privately funded development which will create over 350 regional jobs in South Australia.
“A Mid North Regional Community Fund and the Ngadjuri Nation Aboriginal Corporation Heritage Agreement has been established for, community, employment, education, sport and arts programs over the next 25 years.
“A nature reserve will also be established near the site for research and flora, fauna protection programs.”
Other project partners include Frazer-Nash Consultancy, Blackwood Heritage Consulting, Nature Foundation SA and Kleinfelder Australia.
The Solar River Project is a fast-moving South Australian company based at the University of Adelaide’s new venture incubator, ThincLab.
Stage 1 of the project will see the first electricity generated in late 2019.
For further updates www.srproject.com.au