Sunshine Coast Council
We are excited to be the energy partner supporting the Sunshine Coast Council as the first local government council to offset its entire electricity consumption with renewable energy, generated by their own 15MW solar farm.
The ground breaking project was made possible with the innovative Diamond CLEAN (“Client Leveraged Energy Acquisition Network) which enables a direct linkage between a large electricity consumer and a new large scale renewable energy project.
“With Diamond CLEAN, Sunshine Coast Council is taking control of its electricity supply, leading by example and showing Queensland residents how to use solar to combat rising electricity costs while supporting a clean energy future. The new energy future is about using our plentiful natural resources. So let’s turn on the sunshine and deliver lots of energy to this pro-active local council.” Tony Sennitt – Managing Director, Diamond Energy
By 2017 the solar farm will offset 100% of the organisations electricity consumption across all its facilities and operations with excess solar energy going into the grid. The solar farm is expected to save the council millions of dollars over a 30-year period based on today’s electricity costs.
Renewable Generation for Local Supply
With the support of Diamond Energy, this dream has become reality. Over one year the solar farm will generate sufficient electricity to power approximately 5000 homes.
Please refer to attached Media Release and Sunshine Coast Solar Farm – Frequently Asked Questions for more information.