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Queensland’s Solar Atlas

Posted on 08 Dec 2011

Queensland has the natural resources necessary to become a renewable energy leader, and the government is developing a collection of renewable energy maps to help lead clean energy companies to prime development sites in the state. These maps to date include solar and wind, and are a key initiative of the Queensland Renewable Energy Plan. The Coastal Geothermal Energy Initiative will further enhance mapping data available for the Queensland coast.

Queensland’s Solar Atlas, has now been publicly released and provides a comprehensive and up-to-date map of solar energy resources. Complementing this, both the Solar Atlas and Wind Map now contain additional information on key infrastructure such as electricity and natural gas transmission infrastructure, land and water resources and meteorological information. The resource maps combined with the additional information help to idenify the best potential sites to develop commercial projects in Queensland.

Queensland’s Solar Atlas has been developed by Entura Hydro Tasmania and is now available through the Queensland Government’s Interactive Resource and Tenure Maps system. The mapping data is free available for download.

To view the maps, or for more info, click here.

Source: Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation


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