The Queensland Government has announced the official opening of the 95 megawatt, $175 million Susan River Solar Farm on the Fraser Coast.
The new farm brings the state’s operational capacity of renewable energy to over 2000 megawatts, and is the 20th renewable project to open in the state over the last two years.
The 290,000 panel farm is directly connected to the state owned power grid, and will provide enough electricity to power an estimated 40,000 homes at peak generation.
An additional 13 more projects, representing another 1200 megawatts, are scheduled for completion in the coming years.
The project pipeline includes Elliot Green Power’s other Queensland renewable project, the 75 megawatt Childers Solar Farm just 50 km away. It also recently completed construction and is the early stages of commissioning.
“Elliot Green Power’s $175 million investment is another demonstration of industry’s confidence in the sector and further evidence that consistent energy policy from this Palaszczuk Government drives generation investment,” Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said.