Deakin Univer­sity goes so­lar

The Australian Energy Review - - NEWS -

DEAKIN Univer­sity has green lit a $30 mil­lion project to es­tab­lish an in­dus­trial-scale smart mi­cro­grid en­ergy sys­tem and re­search project at its Waurn Ponds cam­pus.

The project, in part­ner­ship with Aus­net Ser­vices through its Mondo Power ad­vanced en­ergy so­lu­tions group, in­cludes the de­vel­op­ment of a 7.25 megawatt (MW) smart mi­cro­grid, in­clud­ing a so­lar gen­er­a­tion farm, a 1MW bat­tery and an in­te­grated new re­search and vi­su­al­i­sa­tion cen­tre.

Deakin Univer­sity vice chan­cel­lor Pro­fes­sor Jane den Hol­lan­der said the project pro­vided “unique op­por­tu­ni­ties for re­searchers to de­velop and test so­lu­tions at an in­dus­trial scale and train the next gen­er­a­tion of en­ergy pro­fes­sion­als”.

The project will be op­er­a­tional from mid-2019.

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