Member for Manly James Griffin has congratulated Manly-based renewable energy company Edify Energy who received approval from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment and secured the financing for the construction of a new 275-megawatt (MW) solar power station 10km south of Darlington Point, near Griffith, NSW.
The Darlington Point Solar Farm, will be Australia’s largest solar power station, producing enough clean green electricity to power 115,000 NSW homes, which is nearly 3.5 times the number of homes in the electorate of Manly alone.
Mr Griffin met with Edify Energy Chief Executive John Cole to congratulate the team at their offices on the iconic Manly beachfront.
“I am excited that the NSW Government has approved this solar farm near Darlington Point in regional New South Wales,” Mr Griffin said.
“Projects such as this, whilst geographically far from Manly, are of great significance to the electorate.
“I am proud to say that businesses in Manly are working on the energy solutions of the future and creating jobs as part of the $26 billion pipeline of renewable energy projects in NSW.”
Edify Energy Chief Executive John Cole said “obtaining the development approval and securing the financing for the $450m Darlington Point Solar Farm was the result of a lot of hard work from a dedicated team who worked tirelessly over an extended period to make it happen.”
“We are a dynamic and growing business headquartered in Manly. We have 20 people employed across Queensland, Victoria and NSW, with over a third of our team living here on the Northern Beaches.
“We have now developed, structured financed and are delivering a portfolio of solar farms that will produce enough clean green electricity to power nearly 3% of all Australian homes. Hopefully, one day we will be able to sell green electricity to local homes and businesses.”