Renewable Energy

UQ is proud to be a leader in the renewable energy field, with the largest solar energy generation capacity of any Australian university. We strive to minimise energy consumption through efficient operations and by promoting energy awareness to the University community.

Our infrastructure includes the 3.275-megawatt Gatton Solar Research Facility, the biggest of its kind in the southern hemisphere, a 2.14-megawatt integrated photovoltaic system at the St Lucia campus, one of the largest integrated photovoltaic installations in the country; and electric vehicle fast-charging stations at both St Lucia and Gatton, a state first for Queensland.

Having access to these state-of-the-art research facilities is allowing UQ’s solar experts make exciting new discoveries about clean energy generation and carbon emissions reduction.

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