$400m solar farm and battery project to power Townsville estate

A MAJOR solar farm and battery storage project could help to power and connect an industrial precinct outside Townsville as well as create about 400 construction jobs.

The Townsville Bulletin Solar developer Edify Energy plans the project 40km south of the city opposite Townsville City Council’s Lansdown Industrial Precinct.

Edify Energy spokesman Andrew Stiel said the $400 million project had multiple benefits, providing low-cost energy and helping to connect the precinct to the electricity grid.

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