Large-scale solarProject Barcaldine Remote Community Solar Farm
This report shares lessons learned as part of the Barcaldine Remote Community Solar Farm Project.
The Barcaldine Solar Farm is a 25 megawatt photovoltaic solar project located approximately five kilometres east of the central western Queensland township of Barcaldine.
The 93 hectare site has approximately 79,000 solar modules. The site generates approximately 53,500 megawatt hours of renewable energy each year. The project has been designed using single-axis tracking technology allowing solar panels to tilt in the direction of the sun as it crosses the sky, maximizing the total energy generated and the effectiveness and efficiency of each of the panels.