Susan River Solar Farm, Queensland, Australia

Last Modified: Wed Aug 22 2018 20:43:45 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 98 MW
    planned generation capacity of the Susan River Solar Farm located approximately 17km from Hervey Bay and 11km from Maryborough townships.
  • ? GWh
    of electricity will be generated per year.
  • ?
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm's output.
  • ? tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year once the farm is fully operational.
  • 176
    hectares of land will be used for the solar farm. The site is currently used for agricultural purposes, mainly grazing activities. The project site was chosen as it has proximity to the Ergon Energy network, access from the Maryborough Hervey Bay Road, relatively flat land and lack of surrounding sensitive community receptors.
  • 350,000
    solar modules will be mounted on a single tracker mounting system.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: Project Developer: Elliot Advisors and ESCO Pacific, EPC and O&M: Biosar Energy, Distribution: Spot market.
  • $175 million
    estimated project cost.
  • 175
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • ?
    FTE during operational phase.
  • Jan 2018
    construction commences in the middle of the month.
  • Dec 2016
    ESCO Pacific receives Development Approval from Fraser Coast Regional Council.
  • 23 Jan 2018
    Financial close achieved. According to the company media release, the project will be financially backed by hedge funds managers Elliott Management Corporation, affiliates of Elliott will own 100 per cent of the projects, and are prepared to fund the projects through to connection entirely with equity.
  • 21 Aug 2018
    A generation authority application submitted to the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Queensland.