The Public Open Day, hosted by Greenough River Solar Farm aided by local business, was held Thurday 11 October 2012 in recognition of the interest and support received from the residents of the City of Greater Geraldton during the construction phase. Despite the strong wind and hoardes of flies, the solar farm welcomed nearly 300 guests through the gates on the day. Whilst overlooking the solar farm, visitors had opportunity to take in a visual display of the construction process and speak with members of the project team. Guests then undertook a driving tour around the permieter of the solar farm before returning to the marquee to enjoy a sausage sizzle and submit their entries for the "Name the Array" competition. Please click http://www.greenoughsolarfarm.com.au/photos for photographs of the day.
The winner of the "Name the Array" competition is Jessie Short (10) of Walkaway with her entry "Solar Sensation". Jessie has received her prize and a plaque will be erected onsite late November.
We would like to extend our special thanks to the following local businesses for their contribution to this successful event:-
- Walkaway Primary P&C
- Geraldton Coach Lines
- Mick Davey Butchers
- Coles Geraldton
- Jodie McGuire Events, Functions & Marketing