For the second consecutive year, Rystad Energy has crowned Bravus’ Rugby Run solar farm Queensland’s top-performing utility-scale PV facility.
Bravus is at the forefront of the global energy transition. Its energy products, and the businesses that transport and export them, are fuelling positive growth for the future.
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Bravus’ Business Manager – Renewables, Derek Chapman, said the performance was a testament to the quality of the facility and the broader Adani Group’s expertise in delivering exceptional renewable energy projects.
Mr Chapman said, “Since the facility was officially switched on in 2019, Rugby Run has consistently ranked as one of the top-performing solar assets in Australia and the best in Queensland.”
“Adani’s expertise as India’s leading generator of solar power and manufacturer of solar panels was leveraged throughout the construction of the facility and this continues to pay dividends today.”
Rugby Run is a 65MW solar farm facility
- 1.3 million galvanized zip ties to be used in the stringing of electrical cables
- More than 247,000 solar panels installed
- 175 jobs at peak construction
- 18km of fence line installed
- 7.2km of road built to access the site
- 6,500 holes pre-drilled
- The solar panels rotate to track the sun and maximise efficiency
- The solar panels are programmed to rest at an angle that withstands inclement wind and weather conditions.
Located near Moranbah in central Queensland, Rugby Run is Bravus’ first renewables project in Australia. The 65 MW solar farm provides power for the equivalent of around 23,000 regional Queensland homes and businesses and comprises 247,000 solar panels.
“We built this facility for Queensland’s conditions, with the panels programmed to rotate to track the sun most efficiently and also to move to the most effective angles to withstand inclement wind and weather,” Mr Chapman said.
“This included a selection of panels from the Adani Group’s solar panel manufacturing plant in India which have delivered consistently high performance.”
The Adani Group is the world’s largest multinational solar energy company with 4803 MW of solar power in operation and a further 10080 MW under construction, producing power for the equivalent of 5.2m households.
Adani Solar, the photovoltaic manufacturing and research arm of the Group is building the world’s first fully integrated and comprehensive solar ecosystem manufacturing facility. The facility will include the entire solar manufacturing ecosystem from metallurgical grade silicon to PV modules, ancillaries and supporting utilities.
They have recently introduced India’s first large-sized monocrystalline silicon ingot which will drive indigenisation to produce renewable energy from silicon-based PV modules exclusively for Adani’s solar wafers, cells and modules production.
Bravus claims to walk the talk on the energy transition. Their diversified group of Australian businesses produce high-quality thermal coal at the Carmichael Mine and renewable energy from the Rugby Run solar farm, both in central Queensland. Bowen Rail Company, Abbot Point Operations and North Queensland Export Terminal businesses proudly transport high-quality coal from Bravus Mining and Resources Carmichael mine, and from their other mining customers to the world.
These operations provide reliable and affordable energy solutions that help reduce poverty in the Asia Pacific region and power growth.
They are part of the global Adani Group, which is headquartered in India and is leading the way in progressing the transition to a lower emissions future. The Adani Group is the world’s largest multinational solar energy company, and India’s leader in the emerging hydrogen energy industry. The Group also has businesses in the energy, transport, infrastructure, agribusiness, ports, airports, data centres, cement, and utility sectors.
Adani Solar and Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL)
Adani Solar is the Solar PV manufacturing arm of the Adani Group. It is India’s first and largest vertically integrated Solar PV cell and modules manufacturer that offers services across the spectrum of photovoltaics manufacturing. The company offers and produces high-efficiency monofacial and bifacial modules (in PERC Technology) with superior efficiency, higher performance and enhanced reliability. Adani Solar is currently building the world’s first-ever fully integrated and comprehensive ecosystem of 10 GW solar PV manufacturing in India.
AGEL is one of the largest renewable energy companies in India with a current project portfolio of 20,434 MW. The company develops, builds, owns, operates and maintains utility-scale grid-connected solar and wind farm projects.
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