Solar Farm

The Windorah solar farm is Ergon Energy’s first use of this innovative solar energy technology. The huge mirrored dishes measure 13.7 metres across, each supported on a concrete base and steel mast structure with a total height of 14.5 metres. The mirrors concentrate sunlight on to a high-capacity solar cell in a central point at the front of the dish. Each cell generates approximately 26kW of electricity, depending on season, time of day and cloud cover. Commissioned in 2009, the solar farm has the capacity to generate up to 360,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity each year - electricity that would otherwise have required 100,000 litres of diesel to be used by the town’s diesel generators.