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Darling Downs Solar Farm

Origin Energy began is planning to construct a 105 MW solar PV farm approximately 45 km from the town of Dalby in south-western Queensland. The project is situated next to Origin’s combined cycle gas fired power station.

The solar farm will comprise approximately 400,000 solar panels.

Development Approval was granted by the Western Downs Regional Council in December 2015.

In September 2016, ARENA announced that it would provide $20 million in support of this $216.7 million project

Construction is planned to commence early in 2017 and is expected to take 12 months to complete.

In May 2017, Origin Energy sold the solar farm to gas pipelines operator APA Group. Origin will buy all the electricity generated by the project until 2030.

Company: APA Group

Capacity (MW): 105

Status: Planned

Start Year: 2018

Technology: Photovoltaic

Fuel: Solar

Source of Information: Origin Energy web site (September 2016)

Location

  • Dalby-Kogan Rogan
    Kogan, Queensland 4406
    Australia