The plant, a joint initiative between AGL, First Solar and the Australian Government, will reportedly cost approximately $150 million.
ABC Broken Hill reported the story earlier this month. Here's the link to the article by Alexandra Back - http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2015/05/08/4232122.htm
Alexandra put it very well by describing that Broken Hill is transitioning from a Silver City to a Solar City.
Here's a Tweet that includes an image from the story
I could add that Broken Hill's also transitioning more and more to a tourism city, what with the National Heritage City Listing in January this year. But that's another story, and there is still much to made of that significant development.First of more than 650,000 solar panels clicked into place at #BrokenHill solar plant pic.twitter.com/B6lajAWzYo— Alexandra Back (@alexmback) May 7, 2015
Anyhow, if you're interested in the solar journey (I first wrote about the proposal in November 2012), I think there's still plenty of room for further developments in that space as well, so stay tuned.
Cheers, Jane Deany