Canberra's solar highway extended

Solar panels in Canberra

The extension of Canberra’s ‘solar highway’ will add 36,000 solar panels to Canberra’s renewable infrastructure and enough electricity to power around 3,000 homes.

The ACT’s ‘solar highway’has been extended with the completion of the Williamsdale Solar Farm. The facility will generate 21,900 megawatt-hours of renewable electricity each year, enough to power around 3,000 Canberra homes.

A trip down the ‘solar highway’, from Majura Parkway in Canberra’s north to the Monaro Highway in the south, will now take visitors past four solar farms: the Mt Majura Solar Farm, the Mugga Lane Solar Park, the Royalla Solar Farm and the Williamsdale Solar Farm.

The ACT has world leading commitments which will see it produce 100% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2020, and to producing zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the latest.