As the Sunshine State starts to live with the massive potential of solar energy, two more solar farms have been approved with a combined total of 141MW for the development in Clare and Tieri in the north of Queensland.
The 45MW Clare II Solar Farm – which will be located adjacent to its original namesake – was approved by the Burdekin Shire Council in June, while the 96MW Tieri Solar Farm received approval from the Central Highlands Regional Council in late May.
A 125MW Lilyvale Solar has also got its approval in the region in Queensland last June.
Other developers have also set their sights on Queensland, with ESCO Pacific claiming to have received approval for 470MW of solar farms in the state, on top of its 148MW Ross River Solar Farm, which is being built on a former mango farm near Townsville.
There are now 17 solar farms under construction in Queensland, and at least another 34 known projects in the pipeline.