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

Last Modified: Thu Aug 06 2020 08:00:47 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 34.5 MW
    planned generation capacity of Impact Investment Group's Brigalow Solar Farm located near Pittsworth in southeast Queensland.
  • 70,800 MWh
    of electricity will be generated each year.
  • 14,000
    Approximate number of households that will receive clean and renewable energy once the farm is operational.
  • 60,444 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year.
  • 80 hectares
    of land near Pittsworth in southeast Queensland is available for use.
  • ?
    solar PV modules will used and the plant will be built using single axis tracking technology, as most new solar PV projects in Australia will do.
  • 2
    major organisation involved: Project Developer: Impact Investment Group, Eco Energy World, EPC & O&M: Gildemeister Energy Services, Distribution: None, Merchant mode
  • $? million
    estimated project cost.
  • ?
    jobs will be created during the construction phase.
  • ?
    jobs will be created once the park is commissioned.
  • 2018
    expected start of construction.
  • ?
    planning consent received from the Western Downs Regional Council.
  • 13 Apr 2018
    Project achieves financial close.
  • Nov 2018
    Gildemeister Energy Services awarded contract for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services.
  • Nov 2018
    EEW announces it has sold the project in 'ready to build' stage to Impact Investment Group.
  • 12 Dec 2018
    Infradebt and Impact Investment Group announce the close of a $16 million senior debt facility for the project.
  • Jan 2019
    Project breaks ground marking start of construction.
  • May 2019
    The developers sue the Queensland Government over controversial new laws that forbid unskilled workers from mounting solar panels. The project is under construction and its managers, Maryrorough Solar, filed a claim in the Queensland Supreme Court arguing that the change in code would add some $2.6 million to the cost of the project.
  • Jun 2019
    Australian band Cloud Control's keyboard player, Heidi Lenffer, has established a platform which will allow musicians to invest in solar projects across Australia and deliver deep emissions cuts. The initiative, dubbed FEAT, or Future Energy Artists, has been established through a partnership with superannuation fund Future Super and developer Impact Investment Group (IIG).
  • 19 Mar 2020
    Project begins to send power to the grid.