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.


  • 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

  • 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