The Australian Victoria State Government has confirmed the site for a $400m solar power station in the state’s north-west region.

Solar development company Solar Systems had shortlisted three sites around Red Cliffs for the 150MW photovoltaic plant, writes ABC News.

The plant will have a solar field of about 700ha and will be delivered in three stages, the first of which is due by the end of 2010 with full project completion by the end of 2013.

The operational plant is expected to generate enough electricity to meet the annual needs of 45,000 homes.

The project will create 950 jobs during construction and 50 ongoing positions, writes ABC.