Maoneng announces plans for a $1.6billion, 1 gigawatt solar-battery hub for Merriwa

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated May 9 2022 - 9:24am, first published 6:00am
Plenty of sun: An artist's impression of Maoneng's proposed $1.6 billion, one gigawatt solar and battery hub at Merriwa in the Upper Hunter.

Renewable energy company Maoneng intends to build a $1.6 billion, one gigawatt solar and battery hub at Merriwa in the Upper Hunter.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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