BSG Seeking Land For Bendigo Community Solar Farm

| June 12, 2019

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Bendigo Sustainability Group (BSG) is seeking expressions of interest from land owners prepared to lease a section of their properties for the purposes of a large-scale community solar project. BSG is developing a 2MW community solar farm in the region and has set its sights on building other similar facilities within the local area and across central Victoria. “It’s intended that the income generated by the farm will remain in the Bendigo region, provide local employment and help reduce our carbon emmissions [sic]”, says BSG. ” We are working on an arrangement that the community will be able to buy the electricity generated from the farm via Victorian based retailer.” BSG wants to hear from land owners interested in leasing 10 to 15 hectares for 25 years, preferably within the City of Greater Bendigo or on the Bendigo side of adjacent local government areas. On its wish list is land adjacent to a public road, and directly under or next to a Powercor 22 kV three-phase powerline with access to an existing pole. The land will need to be flat or gently undulating, already cleared of trees and suitably zoned. It’s also important to BSB that neighbours “would embrace and not object to a community scale solar farm”

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