Concentrating Solar Power Station launched in Mildura

Silex Mildura Solar Farm. Photo courtesy Silex

Thursday saw the official launch of the Silex built Concentrating Photovoltaic (CPV) Solar Power Station in Mildura, Victoria, supplying enough power to the grid for about 500 average homes. Victorian Minister for Energy launched the power station, but was criticised by Environment Victoria for failing to support investment in solar energy as promised in their 2010 election commitments.

The Mildura Solar Farm project was initiated under the previous Brumby Labor Government as part of a scheme which aimed to build 5 to 10 concentrating solar thermal (CST) power stations in the states’ north and west by 2020 bringing needed regional development money and jobs to the north of the state.
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