Qld Government in court over new solar farm rules

The developers of a new 35MW solar project in south-east Queensland – backed by software billionaire Mike Cannon Brookes – is taking the Queensland government to court over the state’s new rules that govern large-scale solar installations and effectively ban unskilled labourers from carrying and loading thousands of solar modules.

RenewEconomy is reporting that the developers of the Brigalow Solar Farm, Impact Investment Group have filed legal action at Queensland’s Supreme Court last.

The rule – which was rushed through by the state Labor government, and enacted on May 13 – requires developers of solar projects of 100kW and larger to use licensed electricians, only, to mount and fix solar panels.

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