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Rugby Run named Queensland’s number one

7 February 2023

For the second consecutive year, Rystad Energy has crowned Bravus’ Rugby Run solar farm Queensland’s top performing utility scale PV facility.

Bravus’ Business Manager – Renewables, Derek Chapman, said the performance was testament to the quality of the facility and the broader Adani Group’s expertise in delivering  exceptional renewable energy projects.

“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,” Mr Chapman said.

“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.”

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, and ancillaries and supporting utilities.

They have recently introduced India’s first large sized monocrystalline silicon ingot which will drive indigenization to produce renewable energy from silicon-based PV modules exclusively for Adani’s solar wafers, cells and modules production.