Minister says communities must feel comfortable with solar farm locations

Energy, Environment
and Climate
Change Minister
Lily D’Ambrosio,
managing director
of BayWa r.e Wind
David Shapero;
electrotechnology
apprentice Brittany
Read, Beon Energy
Solutions general
manager Glen
Thomson and
apprentice Brandon
Costa at Karadoc
Solar Farm yesterday.
Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Energy, Environment and Climate Change Minister Lily D’Ambrosio, managing director of BayWa r.e Wind David Shapero; electrotechnology apprentice Brittany Read, Beon Energy Solutions general manager Glen Thomson and apprentice Brandon Costa at Karadoc Solar Farm yesterday. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

IT is vital local communities feel comfortable with the locations of new solar projects and that they are well situated, according to Victorian Energy, Environment and Climate Change Minister Lily D’Ambrosio.

Ms D’Ambrosio was in Sunraysia yesterday to tour a range of solar projects including Beon Energy’s 664- acre, 112mW solar farm at Karadoc, set to be one of the country’s biggest.

About 300 workers are employed during its current construction phase, including 22 apprentices studying at Sunrayisa Institute of TAFE and 40 local employees hired through a partnership with Jobs Victoria Employment Network Mildura.

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