Adani’s Moranbah solar farm comes online
The Adani Renewables Australia project is expected to ramp up to full capacity to deliver 65MW and 185,000MWh of electricity each year.
Adani said the Rugby Run project was self-financed by Adani and it managed construction contractors directly to ensure cost-efficient and timely delivery, rather than via the more common EPC contract model.
Adani Renewables Australia business manager Derek Chapman described Rugby Run as the group’s flagship project in Australia.
“The construction of the farm enabled us to employ more than 175 people during peak construction periods,” Mr Chapman said.
“There are several construction stages within the solar farm delivery process that use skills which are transferrable from other industries, like the mining sector.
“For this reason we were able to use local Queensland contractors from Clermont, Chinchilla, Bowen and Townsville, ensuring the benefits of this investment are focused in regional Queensland.”
The solar farm’s panels are programmed to rotate to track the sun most efficiently and also to move to the most effective angles to withstand inclement wind and weather.
“We are able to leverage Adani’s expertise as India’s leading generator of solar power and manufacturer of solar panels when delivering our renewables projects in Australia,” Mr Chapman said.