In October 2017, Lighthouse Infrastructure acquired 100%, through the Lighthouse Solar Fund, of the 72MW(AC) Emerald Solar Park from Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leading global, renewable energy business, based in the U.K.
The plant, located in Emerald, Queensland, was RES’s first solar project in Australia. The project has a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in place with Telstra, representing Australia’s first corporate PPA.
The project became fully operational in early 2019 and generates enough electricity to power approximately 35,000 Queensland homes and abate emissions of around 130,000 tonnes of CO2e annually.
Emerald Solar Farm respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners throughout Australia and their ongoing connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.