New Shell solar farm to powers QGC gas plants
Up to 200 construction jobs will be created during the construction of a large scale solar farm to be built near Wandoan in South West Queensland.
Construction has begun on Shell’s 120 megawatt solar farm, which will connect to the National Electricity Market grid with the capacity to generate enough clean energy to power 50,000 homes.
The solar farm will generate clean energy for QGC’s natural gas processing plants, showing how gas as a transition fuel and clean energy assets can coexist.
This 400,000 panel solar farm it will become part of Queensland’s clean energy generators
The Darling Downs and South West Queensland have developed the unprecedented large scale $70 billion onshore gas industry from a standing start, now it hosting some of largest clean energy generators in the country.
Shell QGC has recognised the Iman people the traditional owners of the land of where the farm will be constructed and named the project Gangarri.
Gangarri is a fitting name for the project, Gan meaning sun and Garri meaning light in the Iman peoples dialect.
Shell’s Gangarri solar farm will join AGL and Vena Energy’s soon to be constructed Queensland’s biggest battery near Wandoan.
Around $5 billion has been invested in renewable energy projects in Queensland since December 2016 now has almost 5500 megawatts of renewable generation capacity.
Last updated 7 February 2020