Elliott Green Power (EGP) has announced it has finalised construction of its 95MW Susan River Solar Farm.
Connected to the National Electricity Market, the 176ha solar farm will generate 180,000MWh of renewable energy per annum from 290,000 ground-mounted solar panels.
Elliot Green Power chief executive Umberto Tamburrino praised the work of local construction and engineering crews and said that Elliot Green Power was looking forward to investing further into renewable energy projects across the country.
“Elliott Green Power is proud to be investing in renewable energy projects across regional Australia and we’d like to thank the construction and engineering teams who are working to ensure their smooth delivery,” Mr Tamburrino said.
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“The Susan River Solar farm will provide various long-term benefits to the community and we are looking forward to continued investment into the renewable energy sector,” Mr Tamburrino added.
The Susan River Solar Farm is the first of Elliott Green Power’s three solar farms to complete construction. The nearby 75MW Childers Solar Farm south of Bundaberg is nearing completion and the 132MW Nevertire Solar Farm located near Warren in north-west New South Wales, is under construction.
The three projects will deliver a combined 300 megawatts (MW) of solar power, or 570 GWh of green power per year, which is enough electricity to power the equivalent of around 80,000 homes across South East Queensland and north-west New South Wales.
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More than 900 jobs have been created throughout the construction phase of all three sites with local labour hires amounting to approximately 75 per cent of the workforce. Construction has made use of local quarries, concrete suppliers, contractors, surveyors, geo-technical engineering firms, hire equipment, fuel supplies and on-site amenities.
Construction of all three projects is being undertaken by Biosar, through its Australian arm.