The New Norcia solar plant in Australia • Earth.com

Last update: November 16th, 2019 at 11:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency features the New Norcia solar station in Western Australia.

Since August of 2017, the plant has reduced carbon emissions by 330 tons and produced enough solar energy to power 120 four-person homes for a year.

“I am really happy with these results – they reach beyond our initial expectations when we began the solar-power upgrade and I would be thrilled to see the same  development spread to our other ground stations,” explained Marc Roubert, ESA’s ground stations maintenance engineer.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: European Space Agency

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