Gladstone’s newest solar farm set to illuminate a sustainable future

3 Jan 2024

Gladstone is gearing up for a brighter and more sustainable future with the construction of the Acciona Aldoga Solar Farm. The 380MW (480MWp) solar farm, which will be located within the Gladstone State Development Area, is set to create 350 jobs during construction and 10 full-time operational jobs. The project will also procure $150million in work from local businesses and suppliers.

ACCIONA Energía, a leading global renewable energy company, has signed an agreement to lease the land from Economic Development Queensland for the purposes of constructing and operating the Aldoga Solar Farm for a period of 30 years. The solar farm is part of the Queensland Government’s commitment to increase renewable energy supply, generate jobs, and support economic growth. The substantial scale of this project will also contribute significantly to the Queensland Government’s target of achieving 50% renewable energy by 2030 and 70% by 2032.

The Aldoga Solar Farm falls within the Central Queensland Renewable Energy Zone, which is strategically located to draw on the strengths of the region’s key industries, including agriculture, construction, minerals processing, and manufacturing. Once built, 100% of the power generated from Aldoga will be supplied to Stanwell Corporation and go towards the Central Queensland Hydrogen Project (CQ-H2).

The project is expected to make a significant contribution to the local economy and the state’s renewable energy targets. The $150 million in work sourced from local companies and suppliers will provide a boost to the region’s businesses, while the creation of 350 jobs will provide much-needed employment opportunities.

Overall, the Aldoga Solar Farm is a significant step towards a brighter and more sustainable future for Gladstone and Queensland as a whole. The project will not only provide clean energy but also create jobs and support economic growth in the new local renewable energy industry, making it a win-win for the community and the environment.

For further information and to contact Acciona Energía, visit the Acciona Energía Community Hub page.

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