Solar farm learnings: building a renewable energy UNE campus

Along the way to UNE becoming a 100% ‘renewables’ campus, there are many learning opportunities

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Since UNE installed the solar farm on Clarks Road, the New England Renewable Energy Zone has been announced - and has raised the prospect of our region being the largest 8 gigawatts powerhouse in NSW.

The solar farm project commenced in 2016. It is a cornerstone of UNE’s substantial commitment to renewable energy, but just one in a series of UNE sustainability projects.

Along the way to becoming a 100% ‘renewables’ campus, there are many learning opportunities (including around Cultural Heritage, the environment, and our community) – opportunities that are being embraced and woven into next steps.

Find out more about UNE’s commitment to renewable energy:

- How did it happen?

- What has been learned?

- How has the commitment translated into a more sustainable campus?


- Patrick Crick, Associate Director, Estate and Built Environment, UNE

- Suzannah Mitchell, Environmental & Sustainability Manager, EBE, UNE

- Steven Ahoy, Aboriginal Cultural Advisor, EBE, UNE

- James Turnell, Technical Officer, Ecosystems Management - Environmental & Rural Science, UNE

- Dr Eric Nordberg, Lecturer (Ecology and Zoology), School of Environmental and Rural Science, UNE

- Jason Peak, Engineering Services Manager, Estate & Built Environment, UNE

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