Renewables roadshow: how Broken Hill went from mining to drag queens and solar farms

By Michael Slezak The home of BHP and Mad Max can now take credit for kickstarting the large-scale solar industry in AustraliaBroken Hill is the birthplace of modern mining in Australia. It lends its initials “BH” to the mining giant BHP, and in January 2015 in an Australian first, the so-called Silver City was added to the National Heritage list in part due to its mining industry. The city is cut in half by a mine, with a giant pile of waste material rising from its centre. It can be seen from every street in town, like a monument to the stuff

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