We’ve created this page as a resource for information about the Gannawarra Solar Farm, as well as a portal for the local community to submit feedback.
About the Gannawarra Solar Farm
Solar Choice and Edify Energy have been developing the Gannawarra Solar Farm on up to 1,350 acres of broadacre, clear and flat terrain 12kms west of Kerang on the Lalbert-Kerang Road. The project will be constructed in stages, eventual total capacity of up to 300 megawatts (MW). Planning permits were issued in October 2013 and the company has been hard at work preparing for construction in 2017. The first stage will be around 60MW.
Gannawarra Solar Farm Pty Ltd has been shortlisted through the ARENA funding program and has commenced an intensive community consultation plan aimed at collaborating with local schools, local business groups, local service clubs and even the Bendigo Sustainability group. This broad range of community partnerships will ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn more about renewable energy and will provide a chance for the community to develop a strong relationship with the solar farm.
The project’s developers are excited by the enthusiasm that exists within the community firstly for the project and secondly for the environmental benefits the solar farm will provide. Kerang has a great range of built infrastructure to support large scale solar as well as great solar resources.
Site of the proposed Gannawarra Solar Farm.
Location of the proposed Gannawarra Solar Farm in relation to Kerang.
Indicative mockup flyover video of the Gannawarra Solar Farm.
- Download the Gannawarra Solar Farm Community Engagement Plan (PDF)
- Solar Choice’s news archive about the Gannawarra Solar Farm
- Article in The Age
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