Sunshine Coast Solar Farm Saves Millions

Sunshine Coast Solar Farm Saves Millions

Construction has commenced on an industry-leading Solar Farm on Sunshine Coast Council owned land at Valdora, Sunshine Coast.

In a series of firsts, the Council is the first local government to build a Solar Farm.

The 15 megawatt (MW) utility scale, grid-connected facility will be the largest solar farm in Queensland and will be the first to operate at 1500 Volt DC (other solar farms are built to 1000 Volt DC).

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Remediation Of Soil Contamination – Lessons Learned

Remediation of Soil Contamination – Lessons Learned

A site in Kingaroy used as a livestock dip from 1917 and council workshops and truck sheds from 1950 was found to be contaminated with arsenic, chromium and petroleum hydrocarbons.

The 2.6 hectare site in the South Burnett Regional Council area had a number of contaminants of concern and the site was listed on the Environmental Management Register (EMR):
– Arsenic contaminated soil from the former cattle dip
– Chromium from a large stockpile of imported fill
– Petroleum hydrocarbons from the workshop / oil sump, washdown bay, flush pit, underground fuel storage (USTs), bitumen storage / heating areas, truck sheds.

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Inbuilt Insulation In The Walls

Inbuilt Insulation in the Walls

The Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) building system combines the strength of steel-reinforced concrete with the insulating properties of expanded polystyrene to creates a strong and energy-efficient structure. All walls are fully insulated automatically.

ICFs are hollow blocks or panels that a construction crew stacks to create the exterior walls of a residential or commercial building. Reinforcing steel is added and the gap between the two layers of foam is then filled with concrete. After the concrete has hardened, the forms stay in place and become the insulation for the walls.

Any conventional interior or exterior wall covering can be accommodated. Standard single story, two story, multi-story, even curved walls can be achieved!

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Clean Energy Summit Leads The Way

Clean Energy Summit Leads the Way


The Australian Clean Energy Summit is the peak gathering of leaders driving Australia’s energy transformation and was on in Sydney from 27 – 28 July 2016.

The event draws the most senior people from the renewable energy and energy efficiency industry together in one place.

This year’s speakers include Greg Hunt, Minister for the Environment, Bill Shorten, Leader of the Opposition and Richard Di Natale, Leader of The Australian Greens.

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