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Ross River Community Fund launched

As a local business with plans for long-term operation in the Townsville region, Ross River Solar Farm is keen to support the local community in which it operates. Ross River Solar Farm has established a $20,000 Community Fund to provide sponsorship funding to...

Transformer delivery

A new 105 tonne transformer has been successfully delivered by an oversize truck to the Ross River Solar Farm site. The high voltage transformer will ‘step up’ the voltage of the electricity generated by the solar farm to 132 kV for use in the local electricity...

Solar panels arrive

The first of Ross River Solar Farm’s 413,000 solar panels have arrived, having come via the Port of Townsville. Manufactured by JA Solar, the high-performance solar panels look very similar to those installed on rooftops, only larger. Careful planning will go into the...

What’s happening onsite

Construction workers have established the site office, workshop facilities, a car park, levelled pads for the substation and a new site entrance. A new perimeter fence has been installed around the whole site. Installation of the steel piling supports for the solar...

Notice to residents

Construction of the Ross River Solar Farm has commenced. To reduce dust affecting nearby residents, construction personnel are using water trucks to wet down areas where land disturbance is occurring. With water restrictions in place, our firm intent is to use...

Ross River Solar Farm is hiring

Around 250 jobs will be created during construction of Ross River Solar Farm, with a further five full time and ten part time jobs available once the solar farm is operating.

Ross River Solar Farm Commences Construction

Palisade Investment Partners and ESCO Pacific are pleased to announce that the $225 million Ross River Solar Farm has reached financial close. Construction will now commence on the 148MW project which is located on a 202-hectare former mango plantation near...