Australian University reaches 100% renewables with AUD$125m solar farm

The project at the University of Queensland can produce 160GWh every year, which is the equivalent of powering more than 25,000 households

An AUD$125 million (£69.6m) solar farm will help the University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia reach its 100% renewables target.

The project has an annual output of about 160GWh, which is the equivalent of powering more than 25,000 households or reducing coal consumption by more than 60,000 tonnes.

The facility, which was officially opened on Friday, has started supplying power to campuses, making the university 'one of the world's first' that covers 100% of its electricity use with renewable energy produced from its assets.

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