Project

  • FRV is the owner and developer of the Clare Solar Farm project.
  • FRV has engaged URS as its consultants to assist during the planning application stage.
  • The final design of the project prior to construction will determine the plant configuration, layout and specific equipment to be used, as well as the solar farm’s electricity generating capacity. At this stage, a capacity of up to 150MW is envisaged.
  • The project is located around 35 km south-west of Ayr, in north Queensland. It is proposed that the solar farm will be connected to the electricity network via the existing Clare South substation, owned and operated by Powerlink.
  • While a final investment decision has not yet been made, it is envisaged that construction could commence sometime in 2016 to 2017 and would take between 12 to 18 months. The plant will have an operating life of around 30 years.
  • The technology to be used is solar PV-Polycrystalline modules with a horizontal, single-axis tracking system also envisaged. The panels will be up to approximately 3m high above ground level including the mounting structures.
  • The project will deliver significant benefits to Clare and the wider community:
    • It creates job opportunities during construction and operation. It is estimated that up to around 200 workers will be required to construct the project. During operation up to around 5 jobs will be created.
    • It brings investment to the area and delivers additional indirect economic opportunities to local businesses including local grocery stores, restaurants, cafés, accommodation providers and petrol stations.
  • It delivers clean, zero emissions electricity to meet the region’s energy needs and helps further the development of the Australian clean energy industry.
  • For more information, click here to download the project factsheet.
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