Melbourne’s tram network to run on solar power by 2018

Last Modified: Fri Sep 01 2017 08:10:16 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 410
    strong tram network in Melbourne, will soon be running on renewable energy supplied by a new large-scale solar power plant, the Victorian Government announced on 19 Jan 2017.
  • 75 MW
    capacity of new solar plant(s), to be located in Victoria’s northwest, 35 MW from which will be linked to the tram network. Click/Tap here for details on the 2 solar farms that will power the trams.
  • $150 million
    in new capital investment that the project is expected to deliver.
  • 300
    estimated new jobs that will be created.
  • 80,000 tonnes
    reduction in greenhouse gas emissions each year.
  • 2017
    planned issue of open tender in the first half of the year.
  • 2018
    planned construction to be completed by the end of the year.
  • 23 Aug 2017
    Victorian Government announced that the Bannerton Solar Park (Syncline Energy) and Numurkah Solar Farm (Neoen) had won a tender to provide solar energy for Melbourne’s tram network.