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.

Our infrastructure includes the 64 megawatt Warwick Solar Farm, UQ's own asset, that is powering UQ to 100 per cent renewable.

In addition, UQ also generates another 7 megawatts of power from multiple campuses, including the 3.275 megawatt Gatton Solar Research Facility and the 2.14 megawatt integrated photovoltaic system at the St Lucia campus.

UQ has electric vehicle fast-charging stations at both St Lucia and Gatton campuses and at Warwick, installed as a state first for Queensland.

UQ strives to minimise energy consumption through efficient operations and by promoting energy awareness to the University community.

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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