The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is to provide a total of $92 million in grants for 12 large-scale solar plants.

Between them, the 12 projects will deploy more than 480 megawatts of solar PV energy and represent about $1 billion in total investment.

The projects are listed below. Click on the name of the project for details from the Aussie Renewables power station directory.

  • Darling Downs Solar Farm near Dalby, Queensland by Origin Energy will generate 110MW and provide around 550 new jobs. ARENA is providing $20.0 million in support to this $216.7 million project.
  • Whitsunday Solar Farm near Collinsville, Queensland by Whitsunday Solar will generate 58.1MW and provide around 290 new jobs. ARENA is providing $9.5 million in support to this $122.4 million project.
  • Parkes Solar Farm, New South Wales by Neoen Australia will generate 50.6MW and provide around 253 new jobs. ARENA is providing $7.5 million in support to this $107.9 project.
  • Kidston Solar Farm, Queensland by Genex Power will generate 50MW and provide around 250 new jobs. ARENA is providing $8.9 million in support to this $126.2 million project.
  • Manildra Solar Farm, New South Wales by Infigen Energy will generate 42.5MW and provide around 212new jobs. ARENA is providing $10.9 million in support to this $109.3 million project.
  • Collinsville Solar Power Station, Queensland by RATCH Australia Corporation will generate 42MW and provide around 210 new jobs. ARENA is providing $9.5 million in support to this $95.9 million project.
  • Griffith Solar Farm, New South Wales by Neoen Australia will generate 25MW and provide around 125 new jobs. ARENA is providing $5 million in support to this $54.6 million project.
  • Oakey Solar Farm (Stage 1), Queensland by Canadian Solar (Australia) will generate 25MW and provide around 125 new jobs. ARENA is providing $2.2 million in support to this $47.5 million project.
  • Dubbo Solar Farm, New South Wales by Neoen Australia will generate 24.2MW and provide around 121 new jobs. ARENA is providing $5.5 million in support to this $55.6 million project.
  • Emu Downs Solar Farm in Cervantes, Western Australia by APT Pipeline will generate 20MW and provide around100 new jobs. ARENA is providing $5.5 million in support to this $47.2 million project.
  • White Rock Solar Farm near Glen Innes, New South Wales by Goldwind Australia will generate 20MW and provide around 100 new jobs. ARENA is providing $6.0 million in support to this $44.5 million project.
  • Longreach Solar Farm, Queensland by Canadian Solar (Australia) will generate 15MW and provide around 75 new jobs. ARENA is providing $1.3 million in support to this $28.7 million project.