Development Application Approved For Pallamana Solar Farm

| July 23, 2019

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It’s been reported the development application for a proposed large-scale solar + storage facility near Murray Bridge in South Australia has been given the thumbs-up. While the SA Planning Portal was indicating RES Australia’s development application for Pallamana Solar Farm was still under assessment at the time of writing, The Advertiser reports (paywall) it has been granted approval. The proposed project is a 176MW facility also incorporating lithium-ion battery storage with an indicative capacity of 66 MW (140MWh). The clean power station is to be constructed on a 780-hectare site at 166 & 229 Hillview Road & Monarto Road, Pallamana – which is around 4 kilometres north-west of the outskirts of Murray Bridge. The site was chosen for its excellent solar resources and close proximity to grid transmission network infrastructure with available capacity. The development plan for Pallamana Solar Farm was lodged last September and published for public viewing in November. RES Australia had been anticipating this sort of timeline for approval and according to the Pallamana Solar Farm website, construction could commence next year if the company chooses to proceed. Around 200 direct jobs will be created during construction and approximately 4 full-time staff members will be required during its expected operational lifespan of 25-30 years.

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