Darling Downs solar farm

APA has developed the 110-megawatt Darling Downs Solar Farm (DDSF) near Dalby in Queensland’s Darling Downs. The development is underpinned by an agreement with Origin Energy for the purchase of all of the energy and the Large-scale Renewable Generation Certificates generated by the solar farm until December 2030.

The development of DDSF is supported by a $20 million grant from the Australian Government through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Advancing Renewables Program.

The solar farm has approximately 430,000 solar panels covering approximately 250 hectares, and connects into Powerlink’s existing Braemar Substation.

Construction of the solar farm was completed in late 2018 and it was officially opened by Queensland Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy the Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham MP on Tuesday 12 November 2019.