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May 2017

RES receives planning approval for the project.

July 2017

Variation to the planning approval received.

15 November 2017

Commencement of Construction

Further to reaching financial close on the Emerald Solar Farm, Lighthouse Infrastructure Management Limited (project owner) and project developer RES Australia are pleased to inform that the construction of the Emerald Solar farm will be commencing at the end of November 2017.

Q4 2018

Initial energisation and commencement of project commissioning.

March 2019

Project receives final certification and approvals to commence formal generation in to the National Energy Market.

25 February 2019

Lighthouse Infrastructure Management Limited and RES are pleased to confirm the project has been successfully tested and commissioned. As of today the project has received all of the final certifications and approvals necessary to formally commence generation in to the National Energy Market. This is a huge milestone for the project and we are very proud of the efforts put in by the many people who have helped make the construction and commissioning of this project a success.

For further information please contact Catherine Fetherstonhaugh (Asset Manager) from RES on 1800 118 737.



Please click on the image to view the Media Release Financial Close (24.10.17)

Please click on the image to read the article in the CQ News Paper (25.08.17)

Please click on the image to read the article in the AIPM Magazine (Spring 2017)


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.