Located in Queensland’s Western Downs, the circa $850 million Coopers Gap Wind Farm will have a capacity of 453MW when completed in 2021. It has 123 turbines and will be the largest wind farm in Australia.
When built, this was the largest utility-scale solar photovoltaic plant in the Southern Hemisphere and remains one of the largest in Australia. It was commissioned in July 2015 and has a capacity of 102MWAC.
The $450 million Silverton Wind Farm, located on NSW’s Barrier Ranges, was completed in 2020 and has a capacity of 199MW. It has 58 wind turbines with a hub height of 110 metres and a rotor diameter of 130 metres.