Queensland, the Sunshine State, is about to lose its mantle as the biggest state in Australia for the production ton of electricity from large scale solar.
According to new data from analysts at Rystad Energy, Queensland generated 263GWh (gigawatt hours) of large scale solar output in August, just ahead of NSW with 261GWh. In total, there was nearly 700GWh of PV generation in August, up 40 per cent from the same month last year.
But Rystad’s David Dixon says NSW is expected by the end of the year to reclaim the mantle it held up to 2017 after the first large scale solar farms in the country’s main grid were switched on.
Dixon notes that of the numerous solar farms currently moving through what has become a drawn out commissioning process, the five biggest are all located in NSW.