Solar Boom In The Sunshine State
Following the downturn of coal seam gas projects in rural Southern Queensland, things were looking rather bleak for the energy industry but recently things have
There has always been plenty of space in the region, but also an ongoing debate about the impact on
Toowoomba mayor Paul Antonio explained “I guess we have to be a bit cautious of the type of land we put it on, but in saying that, the land is restorable, its not going to be destroyed in any mining effort or anything like that, and in 20, 30, 40 years’ time that land will be back to full production.” Toowoomba is set to benefit from a billion dollar project at Bulli Creek. Nearby, one of the first projects is almost complete in Dalby, a $200 million solar farm developed by APA.
Warwick will also have a farm operational in 2019, run by the Unversity of Queensland. The project is set to make UQ the first university in the world to offset 100 percent of its electricity use. With numerous other projects on the cards, we’ll eagerly be watching this space. You can read the full story at ABC News.