Sunshine Coast Solar Farm completes first year of operation

Last Modified: Tue Aug 07 2018 09:45:54 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 15 MW
    installed capacity of the solar PV based farm located at 909 Yandina-Coolum Road in the locality of Valdora. The farm is Australia's first local government solar farm and will power all of council's facilities and operations.
  • $22 million
    Estimated savings for council, after costs, over a 30-year period based on today’s electricity costs, which are anticipated to increase substantially in the future.
  • 24 Jul 2017
    The farm is officially commissioned after more than 4 years in the making.
  • $1.7 million
    Savings realized on completion of 1st year of operation - more than double the amount estimated, according to Sunshine Coast Acting Mayor Tim Dwyer.
  • 26,300 MWh
    of energy generated in 12 months. To put that into perspective, the average Australian home uses around six megawatt hours per year.
  • 20,500 tonnes
    Reduction in carbon emissions – the equivalent of taking about 4300 cars off the road for one year.
  • 100%
    of council’s energy usage across all facilities and operations offset by power sourced from the project.
  • 3
    Number of prestigious awards received for boosting productivity through infrastructure, sustainability excellence and planning excellence.