About Baralaba Solar Farm

The project is located approximately 6 km east of the locality of Baralaba, in Central Queensland. The solar farm will be connected to the electricity network via the existing Baralaba substation.

Peak Power: 115 MWp
Annual Production: 248,590 MWh/Year
CO2 Avoided: 196,380 t/Year
Households Supplied: 39,400 Homes
Surface: 744 Hectares
Operation Date: 2020
System Type: Solar Photovoltaic with Single Axis Tracking

Committed to Shine

  • FRV is the owner and developer of the Baralaba Farm project.
  • FRV engaged URS Corporation to assist during the planning application stage.
  • The Banana Shire Council approved the Baralaba Solar Farm development application in October 2015.

Bright Prospects

The project will deliver significant benefits to the community:
  • It creates job opportunities during construction and operation. It is estimated that up to around 200 workers will be required to construct the project. During operation up to around 5 jobs will be created.
  • It brings investment to the area and delivers additional indirect economic opportunities to local businesses including local grocery stores, restaurants, cafés, accommodation providers and petrol stations.
  • It delivers clean, zero emissions electricity to meet the region’s energy needs and helps further the development of the Australian clean energy industry

Powering The Future

  • The technology to be used is solar photovoltaic modules with a horizontal, single-axis tracking system. The panels will be up to approximately 3m high above ground level including the mounting structures
  • For more information, click here to download the project factsheet.