Customer Case Study:

Deakin University Renewable Energy Microgrid Solar Farm Project

Scope of works

Design and construction of a 7MW industrial-scale smart microgrid energy system at Deakin’s Waurn Ponds campus in Geelong.

Expected Results

  • Will be the largest solar system installed at a Australian University – 14.5 hectare solar energy generation farm
  • Reduce carbon emissions by 12,000 tonnes per year and generate half of the University’s energy needs on site.
  • The microgrid can be expanded to include research of other technologies such as hydrogen storage that could lead to hydrogen and electric vehicle integration.

Fast Facts

  • Location

    Geelong VIC 3220
  • Date of completion

    Est. July 2019
  • Yearly energy usage

    112529 MWh
  • System size

    7MW solar tracking system
  • Panels

    21,408 x Trina Panels
  • Inverters

    3 x SMA SUNNY CENTRAL 2500-EV, 4 x SMA SUNNY TRIPOWER CORE, 1 STP 50-40
  • Railing

    NEXTracker