Solar farm right here on the Sunshine Coast!
Solar Farm right here on the Sunshine Coast Feb 2018
The Valdora ( Coolum ) Solar Farm is made up of 57,000 solar panels over 24 hectares. It was built by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council and is expected to save $22 million on electricity bills. Situated on the Yandina-Coolum Road as it generates enough power for over 5000 homes.
Sunshine Coast Regional Council is Australia’s first local government to offset its entire electricity consumption across all its facilities and operations from renewable energy generated at the 15MW Sunshine Coast Solar Farm. This includes administration buildings, aquatic Centre’s, community and performance venues, as well as holiday parks, libraries, art galleries and sporting facilities. The Solar Farm will provide $22 million in savings, after costs, over a 30-year period based on today’s electricity costs, which are anticipated to increase substantially in the future. Council is striving to become Australia’s most sustainable region and the Sunshine Coast Solar Farm is part of its plan to achieve that vision.