Australia’s first large-scale solar garden


Morrison Sustainable Energy - Solar Energy

Almost one-third of Australians are locked behind the solar barrier, as they don’t have the luxury of installing their own solar PV.

SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 BLAKE MATICH

The Inner West Council in Sydney, Australia, is a leader in solar uptake with its ambitious target of 1,000% increase in solar penetration over the next decade. In fact, over the last month, the council doubled its solar capacity in a single swoop. But now the city council is inviting city residents to be part of Australia’s first large-scale solar garden, the Haystacks Solar Garden initiative, which is a 1 MW solar farm in the Riverina Region of New South Wales.

The initiative is offering 3 kW ‘solar plots’ to 333 ‘solar gardeners’ with a green thumb who don’t necessarily have the rooftop space to install their own solar panels. Considering that almost one-third of Australians are unable to install solar panels because of their living situation, this is a feasible solar option with enormous potential.

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