Indian conglomerate Adani, which is the focus of environmentalist oppositon for its plans for a massive coal mine in Queensland, has announced it will move ahead with plans for a $100 million solar farm in the region.
Adani’s controversial Carmichael coal mine is still yet to be greenlit, but the company this week announced it would begin work on the 175 MW Moranbah solar farm in the Bowen Basin region, the centre of the local coal industry.
Approval for the solar farm was given this week by the Isaac Regional Council.
Adani is the largest solar generator in India with 800 MW operating capacity.
The company has a renewables subsidiary which is also looking at up to four other potential sites for solar projects in Australia, and is also interested in wind and hydro.