Construction Commences On WA’s Merredin Solar Farm

| March 19, 2019

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Last Friday saw a groundbreaking ceremony for the 132 MW Merredin Solar Farm project, which is being constructed just a few clicks from Merredin in Western Australia’s central wheatbelt. Developer of the solar farm Risen Energy says it’s the biggest solar farm committed to construction in WA1 and is expected to generate 281 gigawatt-hours of clean electricity a year.

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