Bids for sun

TWO separate bids to tap the power of the sun could provide the region with a multi-million dollar economic boost.

Mildura Rural City Council is considering planning applications for solar farms at Iraak and Ouyen, which would create local jobs and feed energy directly into the grid.

Melbourne-based company Overland Sun Farming has proposed the Iraak Sun Farm, a ground-mounted solar photovoltaic array on 270 hectares of land about 10km south of Red Cliffs.

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