Solar farm planned on Old Princes Highway at Rocky Gully
A company called Nowa Energia wants to put up
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For the second time in four months, a developer plans to build a solar farm in the Murray Bridge district.
A company called Nowa Energia Australia has applied to build a 4.95-megawatt facility on the Old Princes Highway at Rocky Gully.
Unlike a recent proposal at Jervois, the site is mostly surrounded by farmland, with a single house facing the site and the next closest about 400 metres away.
Adelaide Mushrooms’ own solar panels are across the road; the South Coast Motocross Club is nearby.
If approved, construction of the solar farm would take about six months.
Members of the public have until next Thursday, February 10, to have their say about the plan.
It will be up to the Murray Bridge council assessment panel to decide whether to approve it.
Nowa Energia Australia, headquartered in Adelaide, is the local subsidiary of a Polish company.
The company’s website notes that solar power is beneficial to both the environment, by averting the need to burn fossil fuels that cause climate change, and the economy.
More information, have your say: plan.sa.gov.au.
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