Wandoan Solar Farm, Queensland, Australia

Last Modified: Tue Aug 08 2017 18:02:27 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 1,000 MW
    planned installed capacity of the proposed solar farm located 21 km south-west of the Wandoan township, in the heart of Queensland’s coal and gas region in the Surat Basin.
  • 1,800 GWh
    proposed to be generated per year.
  • 255,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • ?
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • 1,424
    hectares of land will be used for the farm, with land chosen for its suitability and proximity to existing energy infrastructure.
  • 3,000,000
    solar panels will be used. (Yes, that's 3 million!)
  • 3
    major organisations involved: 1) Project owner and developer: Equis Energy 2) EPC contractor: TBD 3) Power distribution: TBD.
  • $1.5 billion
    estimated project cost.
  • 600
    peak direct jobs during construction along with 350 indirect jobs.
  • ?
    FTE during operational phase.
  • 04 Aug 2017
    Approval obtained from Western Downs Council.
  • Aug 2018
    Estimated start of construction. The farm is likely to be built in 3 phases.