State-of-the-art solar technology expected to cut electricity costs by 30 per cent for meat exporter

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
November 21 2017 - 7:00pm
An aerial view of the solar panels on top of the Western Meat Exporters complex at Charleville.

Rising energy costs are a major threat to the profitability of the meat processing business, but one of Australia’s most remote operators is showing the way in turning that around, using what many would see as a disadvantage – the hot sun – and installing one of the largest solar systems of its type in the country.


Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.

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