Luminous Energy's Columboola Solar Farm in Queensland

Last Modified: Tue May 02 2017 08:27:21 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 300 MW
    planned installed capacity of the proposed solar farm to be built around Ryalls and Kerwicks Roads, approximately 10 kilometres from Miles.
  • 640 GWh
    proposed to be generated per year.
  • 110,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm.
  • 518,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • 540
    hectares of land will be used for the farm.
  • ?
    solar panels will be used. The project will feature single-axis tracking technology, which is more efficient in capturing the sun's energy than fixed solar PV.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: 1) Project owner and developer: Luminous Energy 2) EPC contractor: TBD 3) Power distribution: TBD.
  • $300 million
    estimated project cost.
  • $? million
    $? in long term debt financing by CEFC. $? million in grant funding.
  • 400
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • 5
    FTE during operational phase.
  • 2017
    planned start of construction. The project will become fully operational in around 18 months,, subject to market conditions and will be built in 3 phases.
  • 18 Jan 2017
    project development application approved by the Western Downs Regional Council.