Cloncurry Solar Farm
A solar thermal power station was to be built in Cloncurry, in north-west Queensland. The solar thermal power station was planned have a capacity of 10-megawatt and deliver about 30 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year, enough to power the whole town.
It was reported in November 2010 that the project was scrapped because of light pollution concerns.
However, as of 2 December 2011 Ingenero Pty Ltd have been named preferred developer to install a 2.128MW photovoltaic solar system, installation is expected to commence in July 2012.
On 24 May 2012 the recently elected Newman government announced the withdrawal of state funds for the project. In a statement the Minister for Energy Mark McArdle described the reason for the scrapping as 'saving the taxpayer's money'.
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