100,000-panel Oakey solar farm changes design

A COMPANY planning to build a 100,000-panel solar farm near Oakey has been given permission from Toowoomba Regional Council to alter its design for the project.

Canadian Solar wants to build an 80 MW solar photovoltaic project 6.5km west of Oakey on the north side of the Warrego Hwy.

The changes include using a different, more efficient type of solar panel.

Canadian Solar says the new panels will result in a reduced footprint at the solar park, meaning fewer panels and mounting structures to achieve the same power output.

The changes will see the footprint of the development reduced from about 290ha to 202ha.

The company will also reconfigure the layout of the park after a request from the landowner to maximise the availability of good quality agricultural land.

Canadian Solar will no longer construct the plant on the southern lot of the land and instead use a larger section of another lot.

The land is owned by Dalmeny Farming Pty Ltd and is located at 12871 Warrego Hwy, Oakey.

Stage one of the development will generate 25MW and stage two 55MW.

Stage one in red and stage two in blue.
Stage one in red and stage two in blue.


The location of the proposed solar farm.
The location of the proposed solar farm.

Topics:  oakey solar farm toowoomba

Police crack down on drugs in Rocky CBD

DIBBER DOBBERS: The Capricornia Police have rolled out a banner encourage patrons to 'Dob in a Dealer'.

Police want you to dob in local dealers

REVEALED: Eat St Markets coming to Yeppoon

Nathan O'Connor is planning to run monthly Eat Street Markets on Tanby Road starting in late November.

Yeppoon gets a taste of Brisbane's Eat St starting next month

St Brendan's old boys take on the young pups

OLD BOYS: Former SBC student Cooper Bambling and current SBC First XIII captain Tyler Szepanowski.

St Brendan's College's Tyler Szepanowski waited three years.

Local Partners

Plans for Singapore in Shoalwater Bay topic of forum

A free forum next month will discuss how to prepare for business and defence with Singapore


OKTOBERFEST: Rachel Driemel, Tori Clayson, Naomi Clayson, Emily Garner and Proll at the Emu Park Oktoberfest last year which is on tomorrow at Bell Park.

LOOKING for something to do this weekend?

REVIEW: Teamwork makes this dream show truly magical

MAGICAL MUSICAL: Matthew Dennis and Catherine Schwarten star as Caractacus Potts and Truly Scrumptious in RMU's production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Don't miss this fantasmagorical musical in the Pilbeam this weekend

WATCH: NASA space station is live, see the view from above

In this picture taken from NASA's International Space Station from April 2015, the SpaceX Dragon is captured with the 57.7-foot-long Canadarm2 robotic arm before its installation to the Harmony module.

See the world from a new perspective as space station passes Rocky

Race facts and stats a winning combination

Impress colleagues with Melbourne Cup trivia

Birdy's voice soars during concert

English singer Birdy proves her skill during a recent concert.

The singer, 20, has acquired mythical status in the music world

REVEALED: Eat St Markets coming to Yeppoon

Nathan O'Connor is planning to run monthly Eat Street Markets on Tanby Road starting in late November.

Yeppoon gets a taste of Brisbane's Eat St starting next month

Miley Cyrus finally confirms engagement to Liam Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus.

Eccentric singer confirms long-held rumour

Former Oasis frontman threw popcorn at his brother

The Gallagher brothers have famously feuded for many years.

Oasis brothers still haven't made up

OUR SAY: Why musicians should be called 'tradies'

Should bands be paid every time they play? Journalist and musician Tom Gillespie thinks so.

We need to change the way we think about musicians.

Want to own one of Australia's best restaurants?

TOP GONG: Mooloolaba Spice Bar has been named in TripAdvisor's Top 10 Australian restaurants for 2016.

Here's your chance to pick up one of the Coast's favourite eateries

Coast biggest rental drop in Qld

Vacancy rates for the September quarter.

Vacancy rates on Coast a promising sign

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Low rent helps teen get ahead

Yeppoon Real Estate principal and owner Esme Coren at one of their rental properties in Yeppoon.

Low rent great for tenant, not for owner

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!