The construction of the Wind and Solar Farm will be a significant investment and take up to 3 years to fully complete. At its peak the workforce that will be involved in construction is expected to be 350 people.
It is expected that many of the jobs will be filled from the Central Queensland Region, and a temporary accommodation camp is planned during the construction.
Once the Wind and Solar Farm is operational, there will be around 20-25 permanent staff and these staff will live in the wider area and commute daily from their homes. It is not intended to house remote workers at the wind farm.
The Wind and Solar farm is predicted to generate over 1800 GWh (over 3% of QLD annual requirement) of electricity on average every year. This renewable energy avoids the production of 1.4 Million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. The wind and solar resource measurements we have taken indicate that the wind is strongest overnight, while the solar power output will be during the day. The combination of wind and solar power is therefore very complimentary.