Work begins on solar farm at Coonalpyn, more planned near Murray Bridge

Flow Power has begun building a five-megawatt solar farm at Coonalpyn. Photo: Tetris Energy.
Flow Power has begun building a five-megawatt solar farm at Coonalpyn. Photo: Tetris Energy.

Construction of yet another solar farm in the Murraylands has begun - this time at Coonalpyn.

The five-megawatt Coonalpyn project was recently sold to Flow Power by Tetris Energy, the company which built a similar solar farm near Mannum last year.

Several dozen workers will be involved in its construction.

Once it is finished, all power generated at Coonalpyn will be bought by the City of Adelaide, which aims to draw 100 per cent of its power from renewable sources by July 1.

Adelaide Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor said the project would generate employment and economic growth in the Coorong district as well as contributing to a more sustainable future for all South Australians.

"Being powered by 100pc renewable electricity will cut (the Adelaide council's) carbon emissions by around 50pc, helping us achieve our goal of being a carbon-neutral organisation," she said.

Meanwhile, in December, Terregra Renewables announced its plans to build two new solar farms near Murray Bridge, on Bigmore Road at Murray Bridge North and Mannum Road at Mypolonga, north of the turn-off.

Each will have a capacity of five megawatts, just like Terregra's existing facility on Mannum Road at Mobilong.

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