Deakin University Solar Farm

The DRASOL build crew travelled to Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds Campus near Geelong in Victoria to construct a NEXTracker system designed for very “high slope” terrain at gradients of up to fifteen degrees.

Set on 14.5 hectares, this 7MW capacity project has been designed to supply 54% of Waurn Ponds campus’ current power consumption and reduce approximately 12,00 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year.

In addition, the solar farm will enable further research capacity, and educational opportunities for energy professionals of the future.

The combination of inclement weather and steep slopes produced awkward site conditions, but the install crew rose to the challenge and once again achieved completion ahead of schedule, maintaining DRASOL’s unblemished track record.

SERVICESMechanical & PV Module install, Quality Assurance, Tooling and Materials handling.
SYSTEMNEXTracker – 237 Trackers installed and
19,716 Modules