Another solar farm planned for Numurkah
American company First Solar is the brains behind yet another solar farm — this time near Numurkah.
The 80MW project, 2km from Numurkah, is planned for construction in 2019.
First Solar will hold an information session on Thursday, February 15 at the Numurkah Visitor Information Centre at 99 Melville St, Numurkah from 1pm to 6pm.
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Community meetings for Horfield project
Leeson Group, the developer of the Horfield solar farm, will hold community consultation sessions at Leitchville to discuss the progress of the project.
The first of the sessions, on February 7, will allow the general public to hear about the project and provide feedback.
The second session, a day later, will allow individuals and local businesses, who may want to be part of the construction process, to have their say.
Leeson Group managing director Peter Leeson said more sessions would be held as the project gets closer to construction.
The $45.5million project will cover 82ha and will generate enough power from 104000 panels to power 8000 homes.
Mr Leeson said at its peak, 100 jobs would be created.
‘‘During operation, there will be three to four people. Very little maintenance is needed for the panels.’’
Mr Leeson said the grid connection would be complete by April, with construction set down for October.
Both community consultation sessions will be held at the Leitchville Recreation Reserve, with the Wednesday, February 7 session starting at 7pm and the Thursday, February 8 session starting at 10am.