Residents living just west of Wellsford, around Prictor, Clague and Port Albert Roads, have been stunned to learn that they may soon be living next to a mega solar farm.
Energy Farms hopes to lodge a resource consent with Auckland Council this month to build a 76MW solar energy farm in Prictor Road, west of Wellsford. This will involve installing more than 182,000 sun-tracking solar panels over more than 260 hectares of farmland.
The company says this will generate 162,000 MWh of energy annually, enough to power 23,172 houses for a year. The site is just three kilometres from the Wellsf...
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