Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council is partnering with Yurika and the Queensland Government to bring more solar to Doomadgee.
The current solar farm will be expanded to the north and solar panels will also be installed on the rooftops of around four Council buildings.
Cr Jason Ned said that the new solar panels will be good for the shire.
"The solar panels installed on Council buildings will save us about $20,000-$30,000 in electricity costs each year because council will own the systems. That's good for the community because money will now stay in the community rather than paying power bills," Cr Ned said.
"More solar in Doomadgee will be good for the environment and, because we will get more energy from solar, there won't be as much diesel used in the community."
Work on the project is expected to be finished by the end of 2019. The project will see Doomadgee have more solar power than any other remote community in the state. Doomadgee is one of four additional communities in Queensland to receive state government support to access more solar energy.
The state government says renewable energy is creating jobs and reducing costs and emissions for isolated and remote Indigenous communities.
Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham told Parliament Thursday the government was delivering on its $3.6 million election commitment to continue to roll out renewable energy to Bamaga, Mapoon, Pormpuraaaw and Doomadgee.
Work is underway extending an existing solar farm at Doomadgee, Mapoon is next cab off the rank, and government officials have started talks with Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire and the Northern Peninsula Area Regional councils.
"These communities rely heavily on expensive, non-renewable diesel fuel to generate power," Dr Lynham said.
"Switching to renewables, such as solar, directly benefits local communities by creating jobs and power savings, as well as bringing the environmental benefits of reduced emissions."
At Doomadgee, construction has begun on a 304 kilowatt extension of Ergon Energy's existing solar farm.
The solar farm extension will use an innovative pre-fabricated solar technology to allow ground-mounted solar panels to be deployed faster and cheaper than traditional solar installations.
Member for Cook Cynthia Lui said one of the biggest local benefits was that Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council had won the tender for the civil works.
"This means the project is supporting up to 15 construction jobs in the local community over the next two months," she said.
Work will also kick off next month on installing another 105 kilowatts of rooftop solar on four council buildings.
"The rooftop solar will save Doomadgee council an estimated $30,000 to $40,000 per year on their power costs over 20 years, which is money that stays in community," Ms Lui said.
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