Majors Creek Solar Farm is currently in the development phase. The farm is approved to generate 400 megawatts of green power from solar and can supply low-cost, green energy to the Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct – North Australia’s first environmentally sustainable advanced manufacturing, processing and technology hub.
Located near Woodstock, in Queensland and covering an area of 539.5 hectares, the solar farm could also serve as a source for renewable hydrogen, for both domestic applications in Townsville and internationally, creating a new export market.
There is also an opportunity to co-locate a 4 hour battery storage system at Majors Creek, to further strengthen the supply of renewable energy.
During the construction phase, the solar farm will create over 400 jobs, with a potential 5,000 jobs created in the Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct. The project will, directly and indirectly, support local businesses in the community, through hospitality, retail, and services.
Supported by the local Townsville Council, head to their website for more information about Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct.