NSW Office of Environment and Heritage has confirmed funding of $35,000 for Farming the Sun to scope at least five prospective sites to establish community owned solar farms in the Northern Inland and North Coast regions. Along with funding from Starfish Enterprises and the Earth Welfare Foundation, this will provide a significant boost to this project. The combined funding will cover the groundwork which will lead to the first community owned solar farms in Australia being established in this region.
Several potential sites for community wind farms have already been listed and initial analysis carried out to help determine best sites for further scoping. More details on the sites to be considered for more in-depth analysis will be released in coming months.