Roof top covered in solar panels with people viewing the panelsUQ has approximately 10,000 solar panels installed on its rooftops at St Lucia campus alone, with over 30 buildings boasting solar facilities to harness clean energy.

Rooftop solar panels also feature at the University’s Pinjarra Hills site, Heron Island Research Station, Moreton Bay Research Station, Long Pocket site and UQ's Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence at Woolloongabba.

In total the University currently has 49,336 solar panels in operation, generating almost 9 million kWh of clean energy —enough to power over 1,500 typical Queensland homes.

UQ’s rooftop solar capacity has grown at an incredible rate since its first rooftop solar system was installed in 2011. 

At that time, the innovative system was almost 25% larger than any other rooftop system in Australia.

UQ is also home to Australia's largest solar research facility at Gatton campus with over 37,000 panels in 3 separate arrays enabling research into different technogies.

Fixed axis, single axis tracking and dual axis tracking panels reside on agricultural land in a agrivoltaic coop with local sheep.

UQ will be the first university in the world to generate 100 per cent of its electricity from its own renewable energy facility with the construction of UQ's Warwick Solar Farm.

A live feed of the University’s photovoltaic data can be viewed on the UQ Solar website