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Melbourne’s tram network is now offset entirely by solar power

Catching a tram in Melbourne just became more sustainable thanks to a new solar farm. The Numurkah Solar Farm was officially opened on Friday, July 19 as part of the state government’s solar trams initiative.

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The new plant will generate 255,000 megawatts of clean energy annually. Combined with the Bannerton Solar Park near Robinvale, the Numurkah Solar Farm produces enough renewable energy to offset Melbourne’s entire tram network. That’s more than 400 trams that are now carbon neutral.

The carbon emission reduction generated by the new solar farm is also roughly equivalent to planting 390,000 trees or taking 75,000 cars off the…

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