Hamilton & Whitsunday Solar Farm
Curringa Rd, Springlands QLD 4804
The Hamilton and Whitsunday Solar Farms are a 69.0 MW DC single-axis tracking project located a few kilometres north of Collinsville in North Queensland. The project is supported by both ARENA and the Queensland Government.
The aim of this project is to develop an environmentally and economically sound solar farm.
The Whitsunday Solar Farm will generate approximately 144,000 megawatt hours (MWh) per annum of clean, renewable electricity into the national power grid each year, thereby making a major contribution to Australia’s greenhouse gas reductions. This reduction will be equivalent to taking either 40,000 cars off the road or planting 250,000 trees, producing enough electricity to power approximately 31,000 homes with renewable energy.
In a context where solar energy has not yet reached parity with other Australian large-scale generation technologies like wind energy, the construction of the Whitsunday Solar Farm is still dependent on government subsidies to proceed in the short term.
Tracker rows to install
PV Modules to install