Information Session: Solar Power for the Sunshine Coast

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Information Session: Solar Power for the Sunshine Coast

An invitation is extended to all USC students and staff to attend a presentation on April 9, from 5pm to hear SolarQ's Managing Director speak on delivering significant renewable energy production and storage on the Sunshine Coast.

Gympie's Giant Solar Farm: Where, When, How

Guest speaker: Scott Armstrong - SolarQ Managing Director - Strategy and Development Delivery

SolarQ has development approval to build phase 1 of an ultimate $2billion solar farm and battery storage development near Gympie. The project, upon completion, will supply 15% of South-East Queensland's electricity demand.

Come along to an information session to have your questions answered...

  • Why Gympie?
  • What will such an enormous project look like?
  • What are the challenges in getting such a project off the ground, and how have they been overcome?
  • What is the timeline?
  • What are the next steps?
Event details

Date: Monday 9 April 2018

Time: 5.15 pm arrival for 6 pm start. Finish 7.30 pm

Venue: H2 Building, Ground Level (USC Sunshine Coast campus)

Cost: General Admission $35 / Members $25 / Students $15


Please register via Eventbrite.

For those interested, there will be a 20-minute tour of the adjacent CAVE 3D visualisation studio starting at 5:30pm. The tour is free but limited to 15 people, so guarantee your place by registering for your CAVE tour as well!

About the guest speaker

Scott Armstrong is an energy sector expert with 36 years' experience having worked across sector areas as a consultant, developer, constructor, and operator/maintainer. Working with major energy companies such as Santos, Energex and Tarong Energy, Scott has specialised in site identification, development of innovative energy projects aligning with customer demand, and has a detailed understanding of transmission connection agreements, construction contracts, off-take sales agreements, energy storage, and project financing.


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