Eco Energy World's Chinchilla Solar Park in Queensland, Australia - Project details and construction updates

Last Modified: Mon Apr 20 2020 08:15:39 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 20 MW
    capacity solar farm will be developed based on the merchant income model and will bypass Australia’s major electricity utilities and sell its output directly to the spot market.
  • 41,650 MWh
    of electricity will be generated each year.
  • 7,500
    Approximate number of households that will receive clean and renewable energy once the park is operational.
  • ? tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year.
  • 73 hectares
    of land, on the Sturgess-Baking Board Road, near Chinchilla in the Western Down region that will be used for the solar park.
  • 60,000
    solar PV modules used and based on a tracked system, which means modules follow the sun based on round about 200 trackers.
  • 2
    major organisation involved: Project Developer: Eco Energy World, EPC & O&M: STEAG Solar Energy Solutions (aka Gildemeister Energy Services), Distribution: None, Merchant mode
  • $40 million
    estimated project cost.
  • 90
    jobs will be created during the construction phase.
  • ??
    jobs will be created once the park is commissioned.
  • 2017
    expected start of construction.
  • 08 Nov 2016
    planning consent received from the Western Downs Regional Council.
  • 13 Apr 2018
    Specialist fund manager Infradebt and specialist renewables co-investor Impact Investment Group announce the financial close based on a $12 million senior debt facility for the project.
  • May 2018
    Gildemeister Energy Services awarded contract for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services.
  • Nov 2018
    Project commissioned.