Windlab will partner with the Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation in a 50/50 joint venture to build the AUS$ 140 million Kennedy Energy Park plant, in what is the first large scale hybrid solar/wind plant constructed in Australia.
The first stage of the project will involve construction of six wind turbines spanning 136 metres in diameter. In tandem, 64,000 solar panels spread over 80Ha will generate sufficient energy to supply more than 25,000 Queensland homes. It is expected that successful completion of first stage development will pre-empt a major scale up in the project’s second stage, which will see 1200MW of renewable energy generation. Construction of the Kennedy Park project is expected to begin after June next year.