Qld solar farm laws ruled invalid

The controversial solar rule change governing projects 100kW and over in Queensland has been declared invalid by that state’s Supreme Court, after a legal challenge by a solar farm developer.

Renew Economy is reporting the managers of the 35MW Brigalow Solar Farm in the state’s south-east shave succeeded in their challenge to the new regulation, which came into force on May 13, despite a huge industry backlash.

The case was brought by Maryrorough Solar with the support of the Clean Energy Council and other industry heavyweights, against the Electrical Safety (Solar Farms) Amendment Regulation 2019 (Qld). The highly unpopular and rushed through rule required licensed electricians to mount and fix solar panels on projects of 100kW and over.

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