Will the farm effect native flora and fauna?
West Mokoan Solar Farm is located on land that has already been cleared. Except for the removal of a limited number of scattered trees, for which suitable offset will be provided, there will be no impact on any listed species. South Energy has engaged an accredited ecologist to ensure the protection of areas of ecological significance during both construction and operation of the solar farm.
As well as protecting the local environment, West Mokoan Solar Farm could enhance the area’s ecological value by creating more land uses. For example, by grazing sheep around the solar panels and planting indigenous shrubs and trees along its border.