Solar jobs and growth for regional Victoria

The Victorian Government has released tenders for large scale solar plants, bringing forward $150 million of new capital investment in regional Victoria.

The Solar Certificate Tender will build up to 75 MW of new solar projects, which will generate enough power to supply more than 15,000 homes or a town the size of Mildura.

The Vic Government will voluntarily surrender renewable energy certificates matching the amount of electricity used by Melbourne’s trams, making the scheme additional to the national Renewable Energy Target.

It will also acquire renewable energy certificates from the successful tenderers.