curve-left home-curve-left

The Western Downs Solar Energy Farm is located on land surrounding the Powerlink Western Downs sub-station near the Kogan Creek Power Station in Hopeland. The solar energy farm will be capable of delivering up to 250MW of renewable energy and consist of up to 900 000 solar PV panels on 500ha and potential battery storage of up to 50MW.

Project Details

The project would have a generation capacity of up to about one-third that of the adjacent Kogan Creek Power Station.

The land is not currently used for any purpose but was formerly low intensity grazing. The energy generated will be injected into the national electricity grid at the existing Western Downs Sub-station, which currently connects into the national electricity grid.

Tilt Renewables has been a significant participant in the Australian renewable energy market for more than 15 years and has an extensive pipeline of wind and solar developments in addition to nearly 1 GW of existing assets in operation and under construction.

Tilt Renewables is currently progressing project development activities at Western Downs with a view to having the site construction ready in the next 12-18 months.

Project overview

The Western Downs Regional Council granted Development Approval for the project in September 2017.

Tilt Renewables values the strong relationships we’ve shared with landowners and local community groups on all our projects and we would like to build on these relationships for the proposed Western Downs Solar Energy Farm as well.

Tilt Renewables have implemented a community benefit fund at most of our operating projects and we will be looking at establishing a similar fund for this project once operational. We will engage with local community closer to construction on an appropriate format and representative management committee for such a community fund.

Project benefits

We encourage anyone who wishes to register interest in providing local goods or services for the Western Downs project to please click here and complete the form.  Alternatively, you can contact us using our details provided below.   

All expressions of interest will be provided to the final selected contractors prior to construction.

News & updates

Visit this page regularly to ensure you receive all news updates and promotional material related to the Western Downs Solar Energy Farm.