The power company TRUenergy is gearing up to build what is being called Australia’s largest solar power station. Backed by $100 million funding by the Victorian Government, the Mallee Solar Park will generate enough energy to power 60,000 homes annually. The facility is planned for a 600-hectare site about 10 kilometers south of Mildura, Victoria.
The Mallee Solar Park will not only light up Mildura home with green electricity, but will also create 200 construction jobs to give many unemployed people an opportunity to earn their bread. This new photovoltaic plant is being seen as a huge step towards the Victorian Government’s ambition to become the solar capital of Australia. The government aims to support 5 to 10 large-scale solar plants in regional Victoria in the next 10 years.