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August 17, 2016 12:42 pm Category: Latest News, Solar A+ / A-
ESCO will begin construction of a solar farm in Townsville on a disused mango farm

ESCO will soon begin construction of a solar farm in Townsville on a disused mango farm

Solar developer ESCO Pacific has submitted plans for three projects in Queensland with a combined capacity of 320MW.

ESCO, which has a target of 1000MW of projects, has proposed a 125MW project at Susan River, along with an 85-MW solar farm on flat cattle grazing and cropping land at Isis River

By early November 2016, the Townsville City Council is set to decide on a 110-MW solar scheme in Rollingstone.

The company says it is currently holding talks with a number of offtake partners and it is working on securing grid-connection contracts for the three new parks, according to the statement.

In June, ESCO Pacific received planning consent from Townsville City Council for the development of a 135-MW solar farm on a disused mango plantation at Ross River.

Construction is set to begin early next year for the project, which would generate enough power for up to 50,000 households.

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