When the mine closed, something died in this area. Everyone just disappeared.
Now there’s a solar farm. I’ve got a job, how about that eh? “
Kidston, Queensland was the biggest and richest goldmine in Australia at the time. It closed in 2001, leaving behind a ghost town.
Literally using the abandoned old mine holes, Kidston has created the world’s first solar power and pumped hydro storage plant.
The project will be a 270 megawatt farm, Queensland’s largest. Combined with the pumped hydro project, that’s enough to power almost 280,000 homes.
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