Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Solar Farm Fires Up on Downs

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Solar Farm Fires Up on Downs

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Byline: Andrew Backhouse

PLANS for a solar farm covering several properties have been submitted to Toowoomba Regional Council.

Yarranlea Solar wants to build the farm on Yarranlea Rd at Yarranlea, 10km east of Pittsworth.

The development will be constructed on rural land, which is known for intensive cropping on the fertile plans of the Condamine River.

Yarranlea wants to build a utility scale photovoltaic facility, defined as one which generates solar power and feeds it into the grid, supplying a utility with energy.

Developers think it will generate up to 100 megawatts of energy and have an operational life of 30 years.

It will have a connection to the Queensland electricity market through an Ergon substation and will have on-site battery storage.

The facility will eventually cover up to 250ha and will be developed over four stages.

The first stage will include the installation of solar panels to generate about 40MW over 100 hectares. …

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