Signing up to solar

We are adding more renewables into our energy mix, recently signing a new solar offtake agreement.

We’ll be buying surplus solar power from the University of Queensland’s Warwick Solar Farm to pass on to our Queensland government customers.

This gives our customers greater choice – we can provide them with tailored solutions, supplying green products and supporting them with energy from our thermal generation assets. This ensures they have lower carbon, reliable, and competitively-priced power.

With more than 200,000 solar panels, the university’s solar farm generates about 160,000 megawatts of clean energy every year – this equates to powering more than 25,000 households.

It allows the university to offset its own energy use, making it the first major university in the world to switch to 100 per cent renewables produced from their own assets.  UQ sells the surplus energy into the market – a portion of which will now be supplied to CS Energy.

Increasing the diversity of CS Energy’s energy products with more renewables supports the Queensland government’s target of 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030.