Energy Queensland has opened a competitive tender process to build a rooftop solar farm in Lockhart River, far north Queensland.
The project means a portion of the community’s power, normally supplied by diesel generators, will now come from a 200 kilowatt rooftop solar PV farm, with some provisions for battery storage.
The Department of Energy and Water Supply is partnering with Ergon Energy Retail, as part of Energy Queensland, and the Department of Housing and Public Works to install the solar farm on government-owned buildings in Lockhart River.
Construction of the solar farm is expected to start later this year and interested companies are now invited to tender through Qtenders for the right to design and install the farm’s solar PV and batteries.
Interested companies can find further information about the Lockhart River solar farm tender process on the QTenders website – https://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/qtenders/ .
The Lockhart River solar farm trial is one of four sites in Queensland involved in a trial to deliver electricity savings for some of the community’s most vulnerable electricity customers – http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2017/3/10/solar-future-for-public-housing-in-queensland