Victorian Government approves Baringhup solar farm

A solar farm at Baringhup will be constructed after Victorian planning minister Richard Wynne approved a planning permit despite objections from the Baringhup community.

The Bendigo Advertiser is reporting the installation of 260,000 solar panels over the 230 hectare site in Baringhup West Road is expected to generate enough power for 34,000 households each year. The 75 megawatt farm will also include a 37 MW battery.

The construction of the solar farm is expected to create about 130 jobs.

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