Clermont Solar Farm connects to the grid in Queensland

Wirsol’s 89MW Clermont Solar Farm has become the latest big solar project to start sending power to the grid in Australia, from its location north of Emerald in Queensland.

The milestone follows a slightly bumpy development path for solar farm, which was one of five Queensland projects directly affected by the collapse of engineering giant RCR Tomlinson.

But the Clean Energy Finance Corporation backed project has now been sending solar electricity to the grid since last week, generated by its single axis panels.

Clermont’s arrival on the grid follows Adani Renewables’ long delayed 65MW Rugby Run project, also in Queensland, near Moranbah.

A further recent addition to the state’s grid is the 100MW first stage of Pacific Hydro’s Haughton solar farm, south of Townsville.

In the pipeline for Queensland is the 250MW Aldoga solar farm near Gladstone, which won planning approval from the state government in late May.