Through determination to further reduce its carbon footprint, Charles Sturt University has recently started construction on the second stage of its commercial solar system with Todae Solar.
The system provides 2.6MW of renewable energy across several campuses, including Albury, Bathurst, Dubbo and Orange, financing through a solar power purchase agreement (PPA).
CSU Green’s Energy Project Officer explains that the “expansion provides nearly $6 million in savings over a conventional power plan so it brings triple bottom line benefits to the campuses and the University as a whole.”
This additional 2.6MW more than doubles their existing 1.8MW solar system, also installed by Todae Solar in 2017 at their Wagga Wagga campus. CSU is committed to sourcing all its energy needs from sustainable sources, having been certified as Australia’s first Carbon Neutral University.
Universities and educational institutions are increasingly turning to solar energy to reduce their energy bills and address climate change. Todae Solar has experienced consistent growth in interest from universities, school and colleges since commencing operation in 2003, including UNSW, Northholm Grammar School and UTS.
If you would like more information on solar installations in this sector, you can view the Todae Solar Education Portfolio.