The Normanton Solar Farm, Queensland, Australia

Last Modified: Mon Oct 30 2017 11:43:35 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 5 MW
    plant will provide enough electricity to run the townships of Normanton and Karumba and the immediate surrounds of Normanton.
  • 8,680 MWh
    per year is expected to be generated at the plant, given that the area receives a minimum of 6 hours of full sunshine each day, right through the year.
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    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • 10 hectares
    of degraded ex-grazing property in Lilywale, 5 km south of Normanton in Queensland’s Gulf Savannah region will be used to build the solar farm on.
  • 16,000
    modules each of 310 rating to be supplied by Canadian Solar. The Solar modules will be mounted on fixed-tilt arrays, optimised for the Normanton latitude of around 17degrees.
  • 3
    major organizations involved. Project Developers: Scouller Energy, EPC and O&M: Canadian Solar, Distribution: Ergon Energy.
  • $8.4 million
    funding support will be provided by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
  • 30
    jobs created during the construction of the plant.
  • May 2016
    Construction of Normanton Solar Farm commenced.
  • Feb 2017
    planned completion.
  • 8,650 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year.
  • 12 Oct 2017
    Farm starts feeding into the grid!