Case studies

Lincoln Gap Wind Farm

Lincoln Gap Wind Farm to benefit from battery storage capability

The 212MW Lincoln Gap Wind Farm to be built near Port Augusta in South Australia, will include approximately 10MW of battery storage to better manage the intermittency of generation.

Kennedy Energy Park

Kennedy Energy Park first to combine wind solar and battery technologies

Windlab and Eurus Energy’s Kennedy Energy Park in central north Queensland will be Australia’s first fully integrated wind, solar and battery project.

Redback

Redback develops game changing solar technologies to drive down energy costs

Queensland-based Redback Technologies has developed a Smart Hybrid System that optimises solar generation, storage and management of energy for households and businesses.

Relectrify board

Relectrify technology brings new life to old lithium-ion batteries

Melbourne-based company Relectrify is developing and commercialising control technology that unlocks extra performance in battery systems by boosting their second-life storage capability and lifespan.

Bannerton Solar Park

Sunraysia Bannerton Solar Park demonstrates solar benefits for Victoria

The 88MW (AC) 110 (DC) Bannerton Solar Park, being constructed in near Robinvale in the Sunraysia district in Victoria will help bring stability and diversity to the state’s energy supply,

Macquarie leasing

Macquarie Leasing program finances electric vehicles, energy efficiency

A $100 million asset finance program through Macquarie Leasing is aimed at accelerating the use of electric vehicles and other clean energy solutions.

Cleanaway Perth MRF

Cleanaway improving waste management, cutting landfill emissions

Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd is accelerating its best practice sustainable waste management activities with an array of projects aimed at reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.

ThinxtraIoT

Thinxtra scales up network to support Internet of Things technologies

Australian company Thinxtra is deploying the world-leading Sigfox Low Powered Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology to provide a low-cost operating framework for Internet of Things Technologies.

Wattwatchers technology makes energy work smarter for consumers

Clean-tech company Wattwatchers is expanding production of its award-winning measurement technology that helps better manage energy use and costs.

SEA Electric

Technology transforms vans and trucks into electric vehicles

Victoria-based manufacturer SEA Electric is converting medium-duty trucks and commercial vans into electric vehicles.

Collinsville solar

Daydream and Hayman projects boost Collinsville solar generation

Two new solar farms will add a total of 200MW of solar generation capacity at Collinsville in north Queensland, with the CEFC committing $90 million in debt finance.

Waymouth Street building

SA student accommodation adopts exemplar energy efficient design

A 428-bed student accommodation project in Waymouth Street, Adelaide, will help set a new benchmark in energy efficient design.

Moorebank Logistics Park

Moorebank Logistics Park to reduce road freight emissions

Leading freight and logistics company Qube Holdings Limited is developing the nationally-significant Moorebank Logistics Park to take emissions-intensive trucks off Australian roads.

Pilbara Minerals

WA project to provide supply chain resources for battery storage

Pilgangoora Operations Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pilbara Minerals Ltd, is developing the Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia, to develop resources used in lithium battery storage.

RateSetter

CEFC kick-starts an innovative peer-to-peer green lending platform

Australia’s first peer-to-peer green lending platform is up and running after a being kick-started with a $20 million investment commitment from the CEFC.

Old Qld power station gets new life as solar generator

A disused coal-fired power station at Collinsville in Queensland is being redeveloped as a 42MW (AC) solar farm which is expected to generate enough energy to power 15,000 homes.

Turning waste into Process Engineered Fuel

Turning waste into Process Engineered Fuel

Leading resource recovery company ResourceCo Group is rolling out facilities at Wetherill Park in Sydney that will transform selected non-recyclable waste streams into Processed Engineered Fuel (PEF).

Solar farm at Longreach

Regional Qld gets boost with solar farms at Longreach and Oakey

Solar farms at Oakey on the Darling Downs and Longreach in Central Queensland will help boost local energy networks and provide drought-proofing benefits for farmers.

ICPF

ICPF’s first green bond continues leadership in commercial property clean energy innovation

Investa Commercial Property Fund’s (ICPF) first Green Bond continues its strong leadership in clean energy innovation in the commercial property sector.

Sydney istock

Investa Office Fund green bond supports clean energy innovation in commercial property sector

Investa Office Fund (IOF) is the first Australian REIT to issue a certified Australian dollar green bond. The bond supports clean energy innovation in the commercial property sector.

113MW Bodangora Wind Farm to generate energy for 49,000 homes

Infigen Energy’s 113MW Bodangora Wind Farm near Wellington in New South Wales is expected to produce enough energy to meet the needs of over 49,000 homes.

Rooftop solar

FlexiGroup climate bond signals growing investor appetite

The CEFC has made a cornerstone commitment of $20 million to a $50 million bond issuance by FlexiGroup, which has been certified by the global Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI).

Community Housing

CEFC initiative spurs development of 1,000 energy efficient homes for low-income families

The CEFC’s work with Community Housing Providers is encouraging the development of 1,000 highly energy efficient homes for low-income families in New South Wales.

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Commonwealth Bank’s $650 million climate bond funding 12 clean energy projects

The proceeds from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s first climate bond support 12 eligible Australian projects, including renewable energy generation through wind power, energy efficient buildings and low-carbon transport projects.

Two solar farms for Qld, one for Vic adding combined 165MW capacity

Australia’s Edify Energy and leading international renewable energy investor Wirsol are constructing three large scale solar farms that will add a combined 165MW of capacity to the national electricity grid.

Investment fund finances mid-sized solar farms

The IIG Solar Income Fund finances medium-scale Australian solar farms, providing equity investment opportunities for high net worth individuals, smaller institutional investors and foundations.

Lawrence Street

High-performing housing provides long-term benefits for Sydney families

Not-for-profit community housing provider SGCH is seeking to deliver approximately 500 high-performing energy efficient homes with CEFC finance.

AMP Capital

AMP Capital Wholesale Office Fund aims for net zero emissions by 2030

The $4.7 billion AMP Capital Wholesale Office Fund (AWOF) has committed to ambitious emissions reductions and efficiency targets in conjunction with a $100 million investment by the CEFC.

Bundaberg Christian College

Bundaberg Christian College shines light on potential for school savings

Bundaberg Christian College’s award winning grid-connected solar PV system and battery storage – the first of its kind in Australia - is playing an important role in its bid to be self-sufficient.

Qld solar farm paves the way for innovative pumped hydro storage project

Genex Power Ltd has secured $54 million in debt finance from the CEFC for the development of the Phase One 50MW large-scale solar farm at its Kidston Renewable Energy Hub, near Townsville.

Palisade fund aims to accelerate renewable energy projects

The Palisade Renewable Energy Fund (PREF), managed by Palisade Investment Partners (Palisade), has a target size of $500 million and invests in renewable energy projects in Australia.

Ross River Solar Farm benefits from ideal location, equity investment

The $225 million 116MW (AC) Ross River Solar Farm south-west of Townsville is expected to generate enough energy to power the equivalent of 65,000 homes.

DeGrussa Solar Farm

Large-scale solar set to shine in regional NSW

Three large-scale solar projects being built in regional New South Wales will provide enough additional renewable energy to supply the equivalent of 41,500 homes.

GreenSync

GreenSync expands smart technology business to help transform energy use

GreenSync is expanding its business to help create the smart electricity grid of the future.

Carbon Revolution

Carbon Revolution expands innovative wheel technology operations

The Geelong-based global leader in carbon fibre wheel manufacturing, Carbon Revolution is looking to dramatically ramp up its operations to boost production.

Turbine

270MW Sapphire Wind Farm uses new efficient Vestas technology

The 270MW Sapphire Wind Farm, in northern NSW, will feature the latest Vestas turbine technology, as well as transformers manufactured in Australia.

Monash University

Monash University claims world-first status with climate bond

The CEFC has made a $20 million commitment to the world’s first university climate bond, issued by Monash University.

CommBank electric car charging

Finance for energy savings opportunities

The $100 million Energy Efficient Equipment Finance program is offered through the Commonwealth Bank.

Venturecapital

Clean Energy Seed Fund taps into innovation

Australia’s first Clean Energy Seed Fund has exceeded expectations, attracting $26 million in finance, including a $10 million cornerstone commitment from the CEFC though the Clean Energy Innovation Fund.

1 Malop Street Geelong

CEFC finances innovative makeover for Geelong landmark

The CEFC is lending unlisted property fund manager, QE, $68 million to stretch the design of a commercial office tower to a market leading 5.5 star NABERS standard.

Finance to accelerate clean tech take up

Finance to accelerate clean tech take up

A $200 million CEFC Westpac finance program is providing Australian businesses with an easier way to take control of their energy costs.

Strategy draws major funds to renewable energy

Strategy draws major funds to renewable energy

Palisade Investment Partners (Palisade) and the CEFC are working to accelerate the development of Australian renewable energy projects valued at $1 billion.

Renewables developer Windlab drives project opportunities

Renewables developer Windlab drives project opportunities

Windlab is commercialising CSIRO-developed analysis technology to develop opportunities in Australia.

Melbourne University

The University of Melbourne works toward clean energy goals

The University of Melbourne is expecting to reduce its grid electricity use by about five per cent following installation of innovative renewable and energy efficient technologies.

Solar panel

Large-scale solar for central Queensland

The CEFC is the cornerstone investor in a solar farm at Barcaldine in Central Queensland.

Ararat Wind Farm generating electricity for ACT and Victoria

The 240MW Ararat Wind Farm, just north-east of Ararat in Victoria, is generating enough power for around 120,0000 homes.

Crowd of people

Local Governments benefit from clean energy finance program

Local Government Finance Program aimed at supporting Australian councils to invest in clean energy technologies.

Bioenergy equipment

CEFC program unlocks bioenergy potential

A $200+ million equity fund is aimed at boosting Australia’s uptake of bioenergy and energy from waste technologies.

Group of cars

Finance to drive uptake of low emissions vehicles

Business, government and not-for-profit fleet buyers are being encouraged to move to low emissions vehicles to tackle one of the biggest contributors to Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions – light vehicles.

City of Melbourne

City of Melbourne sustainability drive focuses on LEDs, solar

A major LED street lighting rollout and rooftop solar on council facilities are helping the City of Melbourne move towards its sustainability goals.

Iconic red-centre resort's solar reduces trucked-in fuel needs

A solar energy system at Ayers Rock Resort has the capacity to provide up to 30 per cent of its peak daytime power use and reduce the need for trucked-in fuel.

Copper mine

Major solar storage project demonstrates potential for remote and rural Australia

Australia’s largest solar and battery storage project to date will reduce DeGrussa copper mine’s reliance on diesel-powered energy.

Waterloo St building

Landmark Sydney building benefits from EUA financed upgrades

A $1.2 million energy efficiency upgrade to the landmark Readers Digest building in Surry Hills, New South Wales, dramatically reduced its lighting and air conditioning costs.

Irrigation sluice

Incentive for business, agribusiness to invest in plant, equipment

With the right equipment, businesses can lower fuel costs, cut heating, cooling and lighting bills and even create energy from waste.

Car dealership with solar panels on roof

Car dealership saves with innovative solar and lighting upgrades

One of Australia’s largest multi-franchise car dealerships, Col Crawford Motors, has used solar and LED lighting technologies to make impressive electricity cost savings.

Factory with solar panels

Solar reduces major fresh produce wholesaler’s grid electricity needs

Major supermarket fresh produce supplier Nu Fruit installed nearly 100KW of solar PV to meet over 10 per cent of the electricity needs of its Wangaratta refrigerated warehouses and cool rooms.

NAB’s climate bond blazes a new trail

NAB’s $300 million climate bond broke new ground as the first brought to the local market by an Australian issuer.

Bankstown Sports Club

Club cuts energy use with chiller and solar upgrade

One of Australia’s largest registered clubs is making its chiller system 50 per cent more efficient and installing an 85kW solar system.

Solar power station

Uterne helps power Alice Springs

After investment to quadruple its capacity, Epuron’s Uterne Solar power plant produces enough electricity to power more than 1,000 average Alice Springs households.

Underwater divers

Wave energy powers Australia’s future

The CEFC’s first investment in wave energy helped accelerate the final stage of Carnegie Clean Energy's innovative wave power technology to harvest Australia’s abundant ocean energy.

Playground

New ovens slash energy use for plastic products manufacturer

An Australian plastic products manufacturer upgraded its rotational moulding ovens to achieve big cuts in electricity and gas consumption.

Fruits

Refrigeration upgrade cuts apple and chestnut grower’s costs

A Victorian based apple and chestnut grower is cutting its costs and improving its energy productivity through a $1.2 million refrigeration upgrade.

Beef cows

Abattoir, renderer share tri-generation benefits

Wodonga Rendering and Wodonga Abattoirs are sharing efficiency improvements and energy cost savings by using a gas-fired tri-generation plant.

Biogas machinery

Biogas replaces natural gas for meat processor

Australia’s largest meat processor and exporter is capturing and using biogas to reduce its dependence on grid-connected natural gas.

Solar farm

Large-scale solar boosted by tracking technology

A large-scale solar PV plant in northern New South Wales is generating enough power for about 15,000 homes.

Truck carrying wind turbine blade

Portland Wind Energy Project

The final stage of Pacific Hydro’s Portland Wind Energy Project, in south-west Victoria, was completed in 2015, with the support of finance from the CEFC.

Greenhouse tomatoes on a vine

Tomato farm a solar innovator

World-leading solar thermal technology is being used to provide irrigation from desalinated seawater, and heating and cooling for greenhouses in a first-of-its-kind demonstration of sustainable agriculture.

Swanston Street building

Melbourne EUA upgrade for lifts, chiller

A $7 million environmental upgrade to a 1970s commercial building in Melbourne is expected to more than halve energy use and carbon emissions.

New recycling plant under construction

Plant cuts emissions, creates jobs

Australian Paper’s recycling plant, expected to commence operations in 2014, will contribute around $110 million to the economy and reduce carbon emissions by up to 270,000 tonnes annually.

Power station

Power station expansion drives lower emissions

Energy Developments Limited has expanded its Moranbah North power station that generates power from waste coal mine gas .

Beef cattle

Beef producer cuts costs with solar energy

CEFC and NAB financed Australian Agricultural Company’s (AACo) installation of solar PV units at 15 sites, reducing their grid energy consumption by around 30 per cent.

Wind turbines

Wind farm powering Victoria

The refinancing of the Macarthur Wind Farm in Victoria has shown there is a viable development-finance-exit cycle for investors in large-scale renewables.

Wind tower manufactur

Wind farm a boost to Australian industry

Taralga Wind Farm generates enough electricity to power about 38,000 homes and abates 240,000 tonnes of carbon emissions a year

Street light

Council saves on street lighting costs

Replacing more than 2,000 residential street lights in Warrnambool, Victoria, with LED technology cuts lighting operation and maintenance costs by nearly 70 per cent.

People shopping for groceries

Energy efficiency gains for label maker

Three new energy efficient presses at Labelmakers operate at twice the speed, using half the energy of the company’s old presses, while allowing a broader range of higher-quality printed products to be manufactured.

Fruit

Coolstores reduce energy costs

A focus on energy efficient technology is allowing an award-winning fruit supplier to make big savings on energy costs and boost productivity.

Green trigeneration plant

EUA provides low carbon energy

A two-megawatt trigeneration plant is being used to provide low-carbon thermal energy, heating and cooling for a major new residential and commercial development in Sydney.

Richgro product on shelves

Converting waste to energy

Major Australian garden products supplier, Richgro is harnessing ground-breaking waste-to-energy technology to meet all its power needs by recycling organic waste.

CQ Hotel

Hotel complex EUA upgrade

The multi-storey multi-use CQ building at 123 Queen Street, Melbourne, underwent a $1.3 million energy efficiency upgrade to make big energy cost savings.

247 Adelaide St building

Brisbane office block’s five-star transformation

A 1970s Brisbane office block has cut its base building electricity use by nearly 50 per cent through $1.23 million in energy efficiency improvements