Adani Renewables Australia owns and operates the 65MW Rugby Run Solar Farm, the first in its planned rollout of renewable projects.
The project is already providing 185,000 MWh of renewable energy – enough to power the equivalent of 23,000 homes and businesses each year – and has the capacity to double its output to 170MW.
More than 247,000 solar panels are installed across 600 hectares near the town of Moranbah, in central Queensland.
The solar farm is designed specifically for its location, with rotating panels to track the sun and withstand wind and weather.
Rugby Run Solar farm reached mechanical completion in October 2018, and was connected to the grid and fully operational in 2019.
During construction, 78 per cent of supplier contracts went to regional Queensland businesses. Almost 90 per cent of contract services for the project went to Queensland businesses.