Discover more about the solar project.

Solar panel

Why solar?

This investment is one of the examples of how Shell is building a cleaner, global power business. Shell has operated in Australia for 119 years and the country continues to be a priority market for Shell’s investment in New Energies. The project will form an important part of our growing power business, as well as generate electricity to offset the carbon from Shell’s QGC project.

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Size and energy production

Gangarri is a 120 megawatt solar energy project, located in inland Queensland. It will generate solar power from about 330,000 photovoltaic panels that turn sunlight into electricity – enough to run 50,000 homes. It will reduce emissions by around 300,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum.

Location and timeline

Location and timeline

The solar farm is located in Woleebee, not far from the town of Wandoan in the Western Downs region of Queensland and is being built on land owned by Shell’s QGC business. The project is expected to be completed in early 2021.

The Significance of the name Gangarri

The solar project has been named “Gangarri” by Traditional Owner group, of the project area, the Iman people.

WATCH: LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MEANING OF “GANGARRI” AND HOW THE IMAN PEOPLE SEE THIS PROJECT

New Energies Community Fund 2020

The New Energies Community Fund will provide financial grants to incorporated, not for profit organisations and traditional owner groups to deliver local renewable energy projects in the Wandoan area.

Learn more about the fund

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Solar project video gallery

Check out the latest videos from the Gangarri Solar Project campaign.

New Energies: building a lower-carbon power business

The global energy system is changing. A planet destined for more people and rising living standards will need more energy. But the world must also find ways to reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change. Shell’s New Energies business focuses on new fuels and power.