Deakin University goes solar
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.