Adani, the largest solar energy generator in India, is planning a number of solar projects in Australia with a total capacity of 1,500MW within the next five years. This project would create Opportunities for South Australia-based electricians, technicians, engineers, project managers and projects directors.
In addition to those jobs for locals, the indirect employment benefits will flow from Adani’s policy to buy from local suppliers first. The Whyalla Solar Farm provides an opportunity to diversify the local economy, as well as provide the potential for community members and industry to gain new skills in a growth industry. In addition, the project will provide the region with an environmentally sustainable power plant that will help to reinforce the local supply.
The plant will generate 100MW, with potential capacity of up to 150MW, making it one of the larger solar farms in South Australia. Construction is planned to start in early 2018 and operation from early 2019.
The project will also help Adani realise its ambition to become the world’s largest renewable energy generator with more than 10,000MW by 2022.