Hughenden Solar Farm, Queensland, Australia - Project details and construction updates

Last Modified: Sat Apr 18 2020 08:11:24 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 20 MW
    planned installed capacity of the Hughenden Solar Farm, located in Hughenden in north Queensland
  • ? GWh
    of electricity will be generated per year by the farm once operational.
  • 6,800
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • ? tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • 34 hectares
    Land used for the solar farm.
  • 60,000
    solar panels that will be used. The project will utilize single-axis tracking.
  • 4
    major organisations involved: Project Developer: Lighthouse Solar, EPC and O&M: BayWa RE, Beon Energy, PPA: Simply Energy
  • ?
    estimated project cost.
  • 100
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • 5
    FTE during operational phase.
  • 3Q2017
    Likely start of construction.
  • ?
    Contract to design, build and commission the project awarded to Beon Energy.
  • ?
    13 year PPA signed with Simply Energy.
  • 25 Jul 2017
    Australian infrastructure fund Lighthouse Solar buys the farm from BayWA which in turn had bought it from Overland Solar.
  • 22 Aug 2017
    Beon Energy begins construction at the site.
  • Sep 2017
    The first 8,000 solar panels installed.
  • ?
    Construction completed and the farm has commenced generating clean, solar electricity to the local Ergon Energy electrical network.