Solar power flawed…uneconomical and wasteful

Former Environment Minister Peter Garrett must be in tears over this: (h/t Bolta)

A multi-million-dollar solar generator is no longer operating in the far north Aboriginal lands of South Australia.

The $2.5 million state- and federally-funded sun farm was built at Umuwa in 2003.

Another $1 million was spent upgrading it in 2008, but it has not been running for the past year…

Energy Minister Michael O’Brien said the solar technology was flawed and is no longer economically viable.

Flashback to 2008

Melbourne company Solar Systems is upgrading the Umuwa solar power station in northern South Australia with the latest technology.

Today Australian Government Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts Peter Garrett announced that the Australian and South Australian Governments would fund a $1.1 million upgrade of the solar power station.

Another dud green investment in solar

 

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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