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Work begins on Australian solar plant

Construction has started on Australia's largest solar power station.

Construction has started on Australia's largest solar power station.

The Nyngan solar plant will produce 102 megawatts of power on a site measuring 250 hectares. The development, managed by AGL Energy, has also helped to create 300 jobs.

Ivor Frischknecht, chief executive of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, said: "When complete, AGL estimates the Nyngan Solar plant will produce energy to power more than 33,000 average homes in New South Wales."

He added it would also help to promote the use of solar panels in New South Wales to further improve the region's eco credentials.

According to BBC News, over a million residential properties in the country have solar panel installed - equal to more than one in ten homes.

The technology is ideal for a country that enjoys a fair amount of sunshine. Perth, the capital of Western Australia, gets around eight hours of sunshine per day, increasing to 11 hours during the peak of summer.

Posted by Steve Douglas

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