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

Last Modified: Thu Jun 11 2020 07:18:43 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 64 MW
    planned generation capacity of Warwick Solar Farm located in Queensland’s Southern Downs region.
  • 154 GWh
    of electricity will be generated per year.
  • 30,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year. In the case of this project, the entire power generated will be utilized by the University of Queensland (UQ), which is as much or more electricity each year than the University needs – and adds to more than 6.3 MW of solar already installed on the rooftop of the UQ’s St Lucia campus and at its research facility at Gatton and other sites.
  • 125,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational, equivalent to taking almost 50,000 cars off the road.
  • 154 hectares
    of land will be used for the solar farm.
  • 350,000
    number of solar panels will be used.
  • 4
    major organisations involved: Project Developer: University of Queensland, Terrain Solar, EPC: Lendlease, O&M: Lendlease, PPA: University of Queensland.
  • $125 million
    project cost.
  • 160
    peak jobs during construction phase. Photo details: Josephine Tuntomo who worked in the design and construction phases and on the Long Pocket High Voltage Upgrade.
  • 6
    FTE during operational phase.
  • Jun 2018
    Development approval granted by the Southern Downs Regional Council.
  • Nov 2018
    Terrain Solar finalizes connection agreement with Ergon Energy.
  • 30 Nov 2018
    University of Queensland acquires the project from Terrain Solar. Appoints Lendlease Group and EPC and O&M contractor.
  • 18 Apr 2019
    The project officially launched on site by Southern Downs Regional Council (SDRC) Mayor Tracy Dobie and University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj.
  • Sep 2019
    70% of construction work completed.
  • 09 Jun 2020
    Project is now fully energized and ready to move into commissioning phase.