The Sunshine Coast Council Solar Farm has been honoured in the National Awards for Local Government which showcase innovative and resourceful solutions that local governments have implemented to make a difference within their communities. The Solar Farm won the Boosting Productivity through Infrastructure Award, highlighting council’s forward thinking approach to invest in modern infrastructure to […]
Sunshine Coast Council has today taken the next step in becoming Australia’s first local government organisation to build a solar farm. Council has lodged a Material Change of Use (MCU) development application to build a 15 megawatt (MW) solar farm at Valdora to offset the organisation’s entire electricity consumption at its facilities and operations. […]
Peace of mind and cheaper ongoing electricity costs are at the heart of Sunshine Coast mushroom grower Steven Willemse’s decision to install the largest private solar hybrid system in Queensland. A year ago SJW Mushrooms at Chevallum suffered thousands of dollars in lost production due to blackouts. The price of electricity, vital in creating the […]
The Sunshine Coast could become the alternative energy capital of coastal Australia with Sunshine Coast Council set to build a solar farm to meet its electricity needs. Mayor Mark Jamieson said the Sunshine Coast would live up to its name by tapping into the energy of the sun to deliver a multi-million-dollar saving for ratepayers. […]
**updated**Queensland Greens in the federal seat of Fisher will hold a day of action on Saturday (June 29) to highlight the truth about solar energy. The Greens candidate for Fisher, Garry Claridge said about 24,000 households in the electorate had solar energy systems. The installation and maintenance of solar systems provides a lot of employment […]
The Sunshine Coast World Environment Day Festival will be held this Sunday and one local business will be there to celebrate the day by offering customers a unique chance to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and their electricity bill. Accord Electrical will cut $200 off the price of a new solar system – but the […]
[vid] Today (26th October 2012) marks a new milestone in energy efficiency for Australia: the unveiling of what’s believed to be one of the largest privately funded solar installations in the nation.
Energex and Ergon have been flooded with over 100,000 applications to connect to the electricity grid after the Queensland Government shortened the eligibility for fixed-rate tariffs for solar panels, resulting in fears that some elements of the solar industry may either collapse or not cope with the demand.