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WHITE CLIFFS SOLAR POWER STATION

Welcome to one of Australia’s Significant Industrial Heritage Sites.

At White Cliffs the first Australian Solar Thermal Power Station was built in 1980.

The fourteen large dishes made superheated steam to drive a single phase 37KVA alternator to produce power for the town.

In 1997 it was converted to water cooled Photo Voltaic and ceased operation in 2005.

In 2006 the site was recognized by Engineering Australia, Heritage Committee as being the Worlds First Commercial Solar Power Station.