The Queensland Government announced its Solar Farm Guidelines at Risen Energy’s Yarranlea Solar Farm on Thursday 27 September.

The Queensland Government’s Solar Farm Guidelines provide practical guidance for community landowners and project proponents. Project Development & Investment Director, Risen Energy (Australia) John Zhong said the guidelines are supported. “Yarranlea Solar and Risen Energy strongly support the Queensland Government’s initiative in developing the Queensland Solar Farm Guidelines and submitted a comprehensive review and provided positive feedback to the Government on these guidelines,” said John. “Risen Energy Australia has assembled an experienced development team with strong power industry backgrounds and have been able to provide a practical review aiding the development of the Guidelines. Risen’s future developments will address and accord with the Guidelines, providing a roadmap for the engagement of the communities potentially impacted by development of Risen Energy projects.”

Yarranlea Solar Farm is in the second stage of construction and is located near Pittsworth, approximately 50 kilometres west of Toowoomba on the Darling Downs. The farm will be approximately 250 hectares in area and have a generation capacity of approximately 100 megawatt (AC), being sufficient to power up to 32,000 homes.

The Yarranlea Solar Farm is utilising local resources where ever possible and we are working with the local community to deliver the project with a minimum of disruption. The Solar Farm will contribute to the green footprint of the state in support of the Queensland Government’s Green Policy.

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