Open Day offers you the chance to tour clean energy projects

Clean Energy Open Day is a great opportunity to get up close to the future of Australia’s clean power generation.

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On Sunday 27 October 16 clean energy projects from five states will be throwing open their gates to the public for a range of fun and informative open day events.

Australia is transitioning towards a renewable energy future and the possibility of a new golden age for energy. So far in 2019 construction in the industry represents approximately $27 billion in investment and brought over 16,656 jobs to rural and regional communities throughout Australia.

Wind and solar farms the country will be opening their gates. Check out the list of NSW projects hosting events below.

Broken Hill Solar Plant

Open Day location: Broken Hill Solar Plant, Barrier Highway, Broken Hill NSW 2880

Time: 9.00 am – 3.00pm

What’s happening on the day: AGL, as part of its Powering Australia Renewables Fund, is hosting a community open day at the 53 MW Broken Hill Solar Plant.

The community open day will be kick off at 9.00am and include activities for kids and a live broadcast from local radio station 2Dry FM. AGL staff members will be on hand to talk about how the solar plant works and answer any technical questions. The day provides the perfect opportunity for people to learn more about renewable energy in their local community.

To find out more about Broken Hill Solar Plant visit their website.

Neoen’s Dubbo Solar Hub

Open Day location: Dubbo Solar Hub, 20L Sheraton Road, Dubbo, NSW 2830

Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm

What’s happening on the day: Details about the activities planned for Open Day coming soon.

About the project: Dubbo Solar Hub, which consists of two solar farms has been in operation since June 2018. Jointly they generate around 61,000 MWh of renewable energy each year, enough to power around 9,000 homes.

The South Keswick Solar Farm is located on the outskirts of Dubbo and produces 2/3 of the Dubbo Hub’s electricity production. The site has 56,160 solar panels and connects to the Essential Energy network. The solar farm also successfully combines electricity generation with agriculture. There are currently over 150 merino sheep grazing among the panels.

Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm

Open Day location: Tour pick up from Crookwell Motel, 101 Goulburn Ln, Crookwell NSW 2583

Time: Tour departs at 11am

What’s happening on the day: Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm is hosting a special public tour to celebrate the 2019 Clean Energy Council Open Day!

To secure your seat on the guided tour, which starts and finishes in Crookwell, please visit their website.

Please note that advance bookings on the tour bus are essential. The public cannot self-drive to Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm for safety reasons.

Woodlawn Wind Farm

Open Day location: Woodlawn Wind Farm, Tarago NSW 2580

Time: 8.00am – 1.30pm

What’s happening on the day: Run with the Wind 2019

Run with the Wind is a community fun run located among the wind turbines at the Woodlawn Wind Farm near Tarago, New South Wales. There are a 5km and a 10km course. The fun run is in its 8th year this year. Runners, walkers and pram-pushers are all welcome! The views are breathtaking and it is a fantastic day out in the country for all.

For more information and to register for the fun run visit their website

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