Solar in Australia: Western Downs Regional Council announces 300 MW solar farm
In yet another boost for its regional economy, on January 18th, 2017 Western Downs Regional Council (Queensland, Australia) approved the largest photovoltaic (PV) project in the region to date that will see Luminous Energy construct a 300 megawatt (MW) solar farm between Miles and Chinchilla.
The PV project will be built over three stages and is set to cover 540 hectares.
Expected to take 18 months to construct (subject to market demand), the massive 300 MW solar PV station has the capacity to power approximately 110,000 homes
Western Downs Regional Council spokesperson for planning and environment councillor Andrew Smith believes “this project signals an exciting and prosperous future for renewable energy development in our region.”
Once completed this solar station will be one of the largest in Australia, equal in size to most conventional power stations.