Economic Development Quensland (EDQ) is monitoring solar and wind resources at Salisbury Plains for 36 months (from 24 November 2020) to assess the location’s suitability for a large-scale wind and/or solar farm. The initial study is complete, and we are releasing the results that have assessed the long-term wind resource potential at Salisbury Plains prepared by WSP. Preliminary results indicate a very promising future for wind projects around the site, providing cost-effective and clean power.
Large scale renewable energy located close to and at the precinct would be a drawcard for industry, offering cost-effective and clean power.
At Salisbury Plains, the natural wind and solar resources are being measured up to a height of 200 metres, which has recently increased to 300 metres, by a remote sensing SODAR (Sonic Detection And Ranging) unit installed and operated by Fulcrum3D. This data will help inform the feasibility of a renewable energy project at the site.
View data on the Salisbury Plains Salisbury Plains Wind & Solar Resource Monitoring dashboard at https://salisburyplainssodar.fulcrum3d.com .
Read Fulcrum3D’s data report for the Salisbury Plains SODAR.
View raw data from an adjacent meteorological station
This isn’t the first time EDQ has explored large scale renewables on its industrial land. Acciona is leading the development of a large-scale solar farm at Aldoga.