The public are being asked their opinion on two large-scale solar farm proposals near Deniliquin that are on exhibition from today.
Clay Preshaw, Director of Resource and Energy Assessments at the Department of Planning and Environment said it's easy for the community to make a submission until 21 December.
"Anyone can go to our website to review the plans or alternatively visit the local Edward River Council in person to read a copy," Mr Preshaw said.
"RES Australia has proposed two separate large scale solar farms in the area and both plans are on exhibition at the same time.
"The Tarleigh Solar Farm, proposed in Blighty, could power 33,700 local homes with capacity for 90 megawatts of renewable energy.
"Separately, the Currawarra Solar Farm, proposed for the northeast of Deniliquin, could provide energy for 73,000 households with a larger 195 megawatts of capacity."
"Both projects also include energy storage facilities consisting of lithium-ion batteries. These are the first major battery storages proposed for a solar farm in the State."
Mr Preshaw said public feedback is important to the planning assessment process and encouraged the community to make submissions.
"We assess all proposals on their merits, including any potential social, economic, or environmental impacts or benefits. All submissions will be read and considered," Mr Preshaw said.
To read the Tarleigh Solar Farm proposal online here.
To read the Currawarra Solar Farm proposal here.
Both proposals are available at Edward River Council, 180 Cressy Street, Deniliquin.
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