Another one: Solar farm number 10 given the nod
THE Western Downs Regional Council approved the 10th solar farm for the region last week, continuing their spree of recent approvals.
Located near the existing Kogan Creek Power Station, the 250MW joint project between Yellow Solar and Tilt Renewables is expected to create 300 full-time jobs during its construction.
Mayor Paul McVeigh said the project marked a milestone for the region.
“This project will not only generate jobs and economic vitality, it most importantly shows we are leading the way in renewable energy as a pillar of our economy,” he said.
“The Western Downs has cemented its name as the Energy Capital of Australia and this is demonstrated by the calibre of investors we are attracting to our region.”
Yellow Solar director Matt Buchanan said the Western Downs was an ideal location for the development.
“We chose the Western Downs because of its excellent infrastructure and the efficient working environment,” he said.
“Solar provides a diversity of employment and adds a new range of projects to diversify the already strong Surat Basin energy hub.”
POWER UP: Yellow Solar’s Matt Buchanan discusses solar energy with Mayor Paul McVeigh.