TAMWORTH Regional Council will vote on a huge Taminda solar farm worth about $8 million at its meeting on Tuesday night.
The solar farm has been slated for a 7.7 hectare site on the edge of the industrial estate and, if approved, will feed renewable energy into the grid.
The nine megawatt farm will need to be approved by the regional planning panel.
According to some measures, a nine megawatt solar farm could produce enough electricity to power 6750 homes.
The development went on public exhibition for three weeks earlier in the year and, according to the council's business paper, there was only one objection registered.
"There was one submission received during the exhibition period and that submission raised concern in relation to the potential impacts of the development on the adjoining racecourse," planning manager Lucy Walker said in her report to councillors.
A total of 27,648 panels are proposed for the Taminda site.
The regional planning panel is due to meet and issue the final decision on the development on July 24.
The council or elected representatives may make a submission to the panel secretariat up to seven days before the panel's meeting.
At the ordinary meeting this week, the council will also award the contract for its landfill gas reuse scheme.
Previous council-led explorations of the tip uncovered a methane supply big enough to power 800 households.