The A.C.T. Environment and Sustainable Development Minister, Simon Corbell, has approved plans of the Spanish company, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, to build a 20 megawatt solar farm on 50 hectares near Royalla just off the Monaro Highway in Tuggeranong.
The 20 megawatt facility will be made up of 83,000 photovoltaic panels and will be the largest solar farm in Australia.
The project won the "fast track" component of the reverse auction held by the A.C.T. Government for the construction of a utility-scale solar farm.