World’s largest solar farm
The world’s largest solar farm is set to be build on a 10,000 sq km cattle station in the Australian outback. Electricity from the farm will be used to power Singapore.
The $20bn project, located in northern Australia, will be executed by energy firm Sun Cable and should be complete by 2026. The work is expected to generate 1,500 direct jobs and 10,000 indirect jobs during construction, and about 350 permanent jobs once the solar farm is in full operation.
Sun Cable’s chief executive, David Griffin, said to the Guardian, “It’s on the Adelaide to Darwin rail corridor, which is brilliant for our logistics given the enormous amount of material we’ll have to transport to the site,” adding that the conditions at the site make it a “steady solar resource throughout the year. There’s plenty of sun and not many clouds.”