Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Jade Hayman, Consultant Andrew Palmer, Amy Gudmann 
and Rural Partners Justin Houlihan & Melanie Findlay

Landowners Solar Farm Opportunities - Could this be a viable on-farm income for you?

Off Farm income streams are always being looked at by Graziers and Farmers, but what about if your rural property could provide you with a different form of “on-farm” income.

Central Queensland is becoming a hot spot for large scale solar installations or Solar Farms. Under the Solar 60 Program, the Qld Government is calling for tenders and will provide financial assistance to solar and renewable energy companies to develop 60MW large-scale solar farms. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) have also committed more than A$100 million to drive the development of large-scale solar projects in Australia.

With funding for large-scale solar projects available, Landowners are being approached by solar and renewable energy companies for the rights to investigate and build solar farms on their land. Origin Energy has even indicated that there is a “Prospecting Race” for solar projects in Queensland. 

If you have any queries about opportunities in Solar or using your property for clean energy or renewable projects, please contact Melanie Findlay and Emma Kime of the Rees R & Sydney Jones Rural, Mining and Gas Agribusiness team on 4927 6333.