Glenrowan’s rays of sunshine may produce power for 40,000 homes

A SOLAR farm worth $170 million proposed for Glenrowan would produce enough energy to power 40,000 homes.

In a growing trend to generate renewable energy, the farm would generate 120 megawatts of electricity, fed by 360,000 solar panels.

The panels would be set up on an east-west tracking system and the energy produced from the sun would be fed into the AusNet distribution network located nearby.

ESCO Pacific has proposed to build the solar farm on 245 hectares of existing private land in Glenrowan.

The intended site is located on Glenrowan-Winton Road, bordered by Glenrowan-West and Chivers roads.

ESCO Pacific is in the construction phase of a larger 148MW farm at Ross River near Townsville, Queensland.

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