Roseworthy Solar Farm and Energy Storage

The Roseworthy Solar Farm and battery system is generating 42% of the campus's energy needs, reducing peak electricity demand and increasing the resilience of energy supply.

The 1.2MW farm includes 3,200 solar panels that charge a hybrid battery storage solution – a combination of Tesla lithium-ion batteries and UniEnergy Technologies (UET) Vanadium flow batteries. A digital microgrid controller operates between the solar cells and the batteries, choosing when to best charge and discharge the batteries.

Overview

  • Location: Roseworthy campus
  • Number of solar panels: 3,200
  • Lifetime GHG emission reduction: 15,524 tonnes CO2-e

To learn more about the project, contact Libby Hogarth, Sustainable Development Planner.

This project was a key part of the University's Campus Sustainability Plan (2016-2020) and was supported by a $778,500 grant from the South Australian Government's Renewable Technology Fund.