Western Downs Solar Project, Queensland, Australia

Last Modified: Fri Nov 17 2017 00:40:48 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 250 MW
    planned installed capacity of the Western Downs solar project located 23 km south east of Chinchilla. The project, with potential battery storage of up to 50 MW, is the tenth approved by the Western Downs Regional Council.
  • ? GWh
    proposed to be generated per year.
  • 91,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm.
  • 430,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational (equivalent of removing 90,000 cars from the roads per year).
  • 500
    hectares of land surrounding the Powerlink Western Downs substation near the Kogan Creek Power Station, in Hopeland. The land is not currently in use, but was formerly low intensity grazing.
  • 900,000
    solar panels will be installed.
  • 4
    major organisations involved: 1) Project owner and developer: Tilt Renewables and Yellow Solar 2) EPC and O&M: TBD 3) Distribution: TBD.
  • $500 million
    estimated project cost
  • 300
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • 5
    FTE during operational phase.
  • ?
    Planned start of construction.
  • 21 Sep 2017
    Development approval obtained from the Western Downs Regional Council.