Longreach Solar Farm Project

System Highlights

System peak dc capacity: 17.472 MWp @ STC
System ac rated nameplate power: 15.0 MW ac
Annual energy yield: 39.1 GWh/yr
Solar panels: 54,600 x Canadian Solar MaxPower2 CS6U- 320
longreach Solar Farm

The proposed Longreach Solar PV Project, to be located near Longreach, west of Rockhampton, regional Queensland, is intended to accommodate a large scale solar PV system utilising single-axis tracking, ground mounted photovoltaic systems which will generate energy throughout the day when it is needed most. Single-axis tracking has been selected for this project because this will provide the optimal outcome for the project in terms of delivery the most cost effect energy generation at this site.

The Longreach Solar PV Project is using Tier-1 Canadian Solar panels, tailored for projects of this calibre, and are renowned for quality and performance. Our standards and systems ensure that we always work with highly experienced and reliable partners to provide the complete design, engineering and construction packages.

The site was selected following an extensive assessment of its access to grid; suitability of terrain, land use, road access, flooding constraints, local, state and federal planning laws, environmental controls, solar resource and community benefits.

Longreach Solar Farm will create economic benefits to the local region and will increase the skills and capabilities of the contractors. We are aiming to use local expertise and  resources where possible to ensure economic benefit for the area.

It is anticipated that the Project would begin construction in 2017, with a forecasted energy output of 39.1 GWh for year one, which is enough to power approximately 5,000 Queensland homes while contributing to the Federal Government’s Renewable Energy Target (RET).

Canadian Solar and its selected EPC Contractor are currently in the process of determining local vendors interested in getting involved in the project; download ‘Local Vendor Opportunities slides’ for details and contact information.