The Goulburn Community Solar Farm is nearing its construction phase and has put out a call for interested contractors, developers and designers to express an interest to build the 1.2 MW solar farm.
Community Energy for Goulburn president Peter Frazer said they were looking for local companies and contractors interested in working for them to develop the solar farm.
"It's a $4 million project and includes about 4000 panels connected to the grid with a stand-by 400 kw battery that will allow dispatchable power to be sent to the grid at high demand or when the price for energy is at a premium," he said.
"It's a great opportunity for local contractors and developers to get involved in this important technology, not just for the jobs it creates but also for the chance to learn new skills that will be in increasing demand over the next decades."
The solar farm received a $2 million grant from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment towards the project with the balance of the funds raised from people who have joined the Goulburn Community Energy Cooperative which will own the farm once it has been constructed.
Mr Fraser said the project was one of the first community energy projects in NSW and he was "very keen to see local companies, contractors and designers get involved in this fantastic community owned project".
"The whole idea of community energy is to keep the profits within the community rather than sending those profits to a corporation that has no direct connection to our community. And the more jobs we also keep in Goulburn the better," he said.
Visit www.goulburnsolarfarm.com.au for more information.
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