Given sunlight and rainfall can get between the panels to maintain plant life, solar farms do very little damage to the land. Structures within the solar farm are easily installed and do not affect groundwater and water runoff from the panels is not known to affect natural drainage patterns. Further, without need for the chemicals required of intense farming, solar farms can be beneficial to the land.
Covering approximately 300 hectares, the Waroona Solar Farm is a utility-scale renewable energy project with a proposed installed capacity of approximately 180 megawatts.
A Community Investment Program will be initiated to allocate funding for local community projects. This is supplementary to the many diverse economic opportunities resulting directly and indirectly from the project’s development.