Darling Downs Solar Farm
CountryAustralia
Location45km west of Dalby, Queensland
Coordinates27°06′43″S 150°52′55″E / 27.1120°S 150.8819°E / -27.1120; 150.8819Coordinates: 27°06′43″S 150°52′55″E / 27.1120°S 150.8819°E / -27.1120; 150.8819
StatusOperational
Commission dateMay 2018
Construction costA$175 million
Owner(s)APA Group
Solar farm
TypeFlat-panel PV
Collectors430,000
Site area200 hectares (490 acres)
Power generation
Nameplate capacity110 MW

Darling Downs Solar Farm is a 110MW photovoltaic solar power station in Queensland, Australia developed by APA Group 45 km west of Dalby in the Darling Downs region next to the Darling Downs Power Station. All of the power it produces will be sold to Origin Energy until 2030. It connects to the national electricity grid through Powerlink's Braemar substation. It has approximately 430,000 solar panels on an area of approximately 250 hectares (620 acres).[1]

It was planned by Origin Energy, which owns the adjacent natural gas Darling Downs Power Station. Origin received planning approval and A$20 million support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) before selling the project to APA Group in May 2017.[2] designed and built by RCR Tomlinson under an engineering, procurement and construction contract of approximately A$175 million.[3]

Darling Downs was the ninth solar farm approved by the Western Downs Regional Council.[4]

References

  1. ^ "darling downs solar farm". APA Group. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Darling Downs Solar Farm". Aussie Renewables. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Darling Downs Solar Farm". RCR Tomlinson. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Darling Downs solar farm hooks up to main electricity grid". Energy Matters. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.