The solar farm will generate approximately 430,000 MWh of clean, zero-emission electricity per year. This is enough to power approximately 75,000 houses – or 6% of all homes – across QLD.
The 410 Ha site is located in Western Downs, Queensland, approximately 10km north-east of the town of Miles.
The solar farm uses approximately 410,000 bifacial solar panels. Bifacial solar panels produce energy from sunlight on both sides, increasing the amount of energy produced compared to traditional monofacial panels.
The solar farm is 100% owned by Hana Financial Investment (HFI). HFI is one of Korea’s largest investment managers.
The solar farm will generate clean, renewable energy from the sun for 35 years.
The solar farm is being constructed by Sterling & Wilson Australia – a subsidiary of Sterling and Wilson International who is a leading global renewable EPC Contractor.
As the main EPC contractor for the Columboola Solar Farm Project, Sterling & Wilson is actively seeking participation from the local people and community in the project. Sterling & Wilson are in discussions with the local suppliers and subcontractors aiming to engage them in the project works. A few services agencies have already been awarded for works like water supply, stationery and equipment hire. The company is also actively participating in job fairs and similar campaigns organised by the Western Downs regional council and other communities to provide project updates and job opportunities available for the local community including Iman-4 people.