Drought-hit Queensland community welcomes ground-breaking renewable energy park – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The 64-megawatt Kennedy Energy Park near Hughenden, 290 kilometres south-west of Townsville, will combine 12 wind turbines, 55,000 solar panels and 4 megawatt-hours of battery storage, to pump an average of 50MW into the power grid at any time.

Developer Windlab’s construction manager Martin Vries said the complementary sources of power generation provided a blueprint for the future of electricity in the region.

“Hughenden is a unique area in the region where there is an abundance of sun during the day, with 330 days of sunshine,” he said.

“In addition, there is a high amount of wind resource in the afternoon and in the night, when the solar farm dims and doesn’t produce anything.”

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