Melbourne trams to go solar


By ECD (Electrical+Comms+Data) Staff
Thursday, 02 February, 2017


The Victorian Government is planning to build a new large-scale solar plant in a regional area of the state, with part of the electricity generated used to run Melbourne's tram network

According to the Clean Energy Council (CEC), the 75 MW plant will be built via a tender process and is expected to generate $150 million in new investment, create around 300 jobs and reduce emissions by 80,000 tonnes per year.

Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D'Ambrosio said that the state is being positioned as a leader in climate change mitigation, reducing emissions and adapting to the impacts.

The tender process will kick off in the first half of 2017, with an expected project completion date toward the end of 2018.

Related News

Philips launches wireless smart office lighting

Philips Lighting has launched a new wireless connected lighting system aimed at the office...

Funding boost for movable solar farm

The 1 MW movable solar farm in regional Australia has received AU$2.1 million in government funding.

Osram to light up Eurovision 2017

Osram is the official lighting partner for the Eurovision Song Contest for the third time in a row.


  • All content Copyright © 2017 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd