The Global Change Institute is shaping a brighter future for Australia’s renewable energy capability with the construction of the largest solar research facility in the southern hemisphere at UQ’s Gatton campus. The 3.275 megawatt research station will be a pilot plant for new and existing large-scale Australian solar projects, and will look at ways to better integrate solar with conventional electricity grids. The project is a collaboration between UQ Solar, US photovoltaic manufacturer First Solar and AGL, and is expected to advance solar generation technologies that will strengthen the industry’s position in Australia’s energy mix.

Photos of the Gatton Solar PV Pilot Plant