News Update November 2011

Quietly achieving

In case you are wondering why you haven’t received an update from us in a while, rest assured this is not due to lack of project progression - in fact quite the contrary. The project’s consortium (from here on also known as Moree Solar Farm) has been extremely busy furthering the project on several key fronts.

In July 2011 Brad Hazzard, Minister for Planning & Infrastructure, granted the project official planning approval which was a significant milestone. Details can be found here.

Moree Solar Farm is continuing to work hard on developing the project further, including the detailed design, grid connection works and fulfilling all of our planning obligations and environmental requirements. This includes preparation of a number of environmental management plans, for example native vegetation, cultural heritage and traffic management plans.

Moree Solar Farm’s team continues to meet with local community members, organisations and stakeholders to further develop initial plans, incorporating community issues and concerns, and share knowledge. We are also continuing to register interest from parties wishing to be involved in various aspects of the project including suppliers, employment and infrastructure. Please visit our website here to get in contact.

In other news, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has recently registered its business in Australia and established an office in the Sydney CBD thus cementing their dedication to their Southern Hemisphere operations and in particular the Moree Solar Farm.

We will continue to keep you up to date on any new developments and milestones along the way.

Education Investment Fund

The CSIRO will deliver cutting edge research for the proposed Moree Solar Farm working in conjunction with the Universities of New South Wales and Newcastle and the Hunter TAFE.

The $66.5 million research programme, funded through the Education Investment Fund (EIF), focuses on enhancing the performance, resilience and impact of the Moree Solar Farm and the development of a large scale solar industry in Australia.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the entire Australian solar sector. CSIRO and its research partners will be at the cutting edge of utility scale solar research globally, and will be conducting research on what will be one of the largest photovoltaic solar power plants in the world.

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