Case studies

Mail Plus

New van delivers the fuel-efficient goods for Mail Plus franchisee

A Mail Plus delivery franchisee in Victoria who used Metro Green vehicle finance, supported by the CEFC, to upgrade his van is now benefiting from reduced fuel use, lower maintenance and more comfortable driving.

SA Home Battery Scheme

Innovative technology meets innovative finance to deliver solar and batteries to SA homes

South Australian households can draw on cost-competitive CEFC finance to install home solar and battery storage under the South Australian government’s Home Battery Scheme.

Kwinana

WA large-scale energy from waste project an Australian first

Australia’s first large-scale energy from waste project – a 36 MW plant at Kwinana in Western Australia – is expected to power up to 50,000 homes using household waste, contributing to the grid stability of the South West Interconnected System (SWIS).

Welder

New welding system delivers 21 per cent energy efficiency gain for Cairns-based CSF Steel

CSF Steel has cut its energy costs, improved its productivity and reduced its carbon footprint by installing a new welding system at its Cairns workshop.

Visy Industries

Visy looks to cut emissions, reduce landfill with resource recovery and energy efficiency

Australia’s Visy Industries will increase its capacity to recycle waste materials by 10 per cent with a pipeline of projects to improve the overall energy efficiency and renewable energy use of its large-scale Australian manufacturing operations.

Bertazzo Engineered

Engineering business expands with new energy efficient laser cutters

Family-owned Wodonga business Bertazzo Engineered has increased its business and become more energy efficient through the purchase of two laser cutters.

Wrentmore Street

SGCH development provides new energy-efficient SAHF homes

Tenants in need have found new homes in SGCH’s first property designed and built for the NSW Government’s Social and Affordable Housing Fund.

Sacyr

Innovative solution for organic and food waste targets landfill and emissions

Melbourne’s new South Eastern Organics Processing Facility is set to convert around 12,000 truckloads of household garden and food waste, drawn from council kerbside green waste collections, into 50,000 tonnes of high-grade compost each year.

Mirvac

Mirvac Build-to-Rent Club brings clean energy benefits to rental market

The first institutional build-to-rent investment platform in Australia – Mirvac’s Australian Build-to-Rent Club (ABTRC) – will bring the benefits of clean energy and energy efficiency to families and tenants in the home rental market.

Numurkah Solar Farm

Steel manufacturing benefits from Numurkah Solar Farm cost-effective energy

The Numurkah Solar Farm will demonstrate how solar energy can deliver a cost-effective solution for energy-intensive manufacturers.

Morrison & Co

Social and economic infrastructure to get clean energy boost

Leading alternative asset manager Morrison & Co will spearhead clean energy standards across Australian social and economic infrastructure assets, as part of its specialist $1 billion ‘green’ infrastructure fund.

Granville Harbour Wind Farm

Granville Harbour Wind Farm to boost Tasmania’s wind energy capacity

The 112MW Granville Harbour Wind Farm will boost Tasmania’s wind energy capacity by about a third.

intellihub

intelliHUB to deliver smart meter technology to households, businesses

intelliHUB is a new business aiming to accelerate the use of smart meters, further extending the benefits of distributed clean energy to Australian households and businesses.

New Energy Solar

New Energy Solar boosts portfolio with Australian solar farm investment

Australia’s largest ASX-listed solar infrastructure business, New Energy Solar, is using finance from the CEFC to help to deliver a portfolio of Australian solar power plants to its investors. The Manildra Solar Power Plant, in central-western NSW, is New Energy Solar’s foundation Australian asset.

NAB

NAB Low Carbon Shared Portfolio opens up investment opportunities

The NAB Low Carbon Shared Portfolio is the first of its kind in Australia, giving Australian organisations the ability to directly invest in large-scale renewable energy projects.

Crudine Ridge Wind Farm to add 135MW capacity to NSW renewable energy

The 135 MW Crudine Ridge Wind Farm near Mudgee in NSW will provide enough electricity to power around 55,000 homes each year.

EnergyLab

Innovation thrives with EnergyLab Queensland expansion

Clean energy business accelerator EnergyLab has expanded to Brisbane, hosting four exciting innovative start-ups

Pro-invest Group

Southbank Holiday Inn Express targets 5-Star NABERS Energy rating

The Holiday Inn Express at Southbank in Melbourne has been designed to dramatically reduce its energy consumption and achieve a 5-star National Australian Built Environment Rating System Energy rating in operation.

Zen Ecosystems

Businesses to save on energy costs with Zen Ecosystems innovative technology

Zen Ecosystems has developed intelligent energy management solutions that could save Australian businesses up to 25 per cent on their energy costs.

IFM Investors

Fund targets emissions from ports, airports and electricity infrastructure

The $12 billion IFM Australian Infrastructure Fund, managed by IFM Investors, is working to reduce carbon emissions at some of Australia’s leading ports, airports and electricity infrastructure.

Lendlease

Lendlease accelerates push to net zero emissions

Commercial developments in the Melbourne Quarter precinct in the heart of the city’s CBD are among assets within a portfolio of 21 Lendlease-managed commercial properties that is set to create new standards of sustainability as Lendlease a targets net zero emissions portfolio by 2025.

Mirvac

Mirvac communities with built-in clean energy initiatives to make big cost savings

Leading developer Mirvac is planning communities in Brisbane and Sydney where new homes aimed at first and new home buyers will have built-in solar-plus-battery systems that are expected to reduce household energy costs by as much as 90 per cent.

Newcastle solar farm

Newcastle solar farm to help reduce council power bills as part of renewables transformation

Newcastle City Council’s Summerhill Waste Management Centre is transforming into a renewable energy hub with a 5MW solar farm being built alongside a 2.2 MW landfill gas generator and small wind turbine.

solar at cottonfarm

No-fuss solar helps farmer cut pumping costs

A Darling Downs cotton farmer has installed solar to reduce his pumping costs with a purpose-built system that is providing a reliable supply with a fuss-free operating system.

Targeting new methods of sustainable production in Australian agriculture

The agricultural platform of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) is targeting major clean energy benefits in Australian agriculture, working alongside the CEFC and the CSIRO.

Metro finance

Metro Green offers discount to encourage cleaner vehicle choices

Major commercial auto and equipment lender Metro Finance’s Metro Green initiative is working to increase the uptake of low emissions passenger and light commercial vehicles.

Australian first home mortgage-backed green bond

National Australia Bank (NAB) is the first Australian bank to launch a green bond backed by residential mortgages that meet international low carbon buildings criteria.

Coleambally Solar Farm

Coleambally Solar Farm to add 150MW to regional NSW’s solar belt

The 150MW (AC) Coleambally Solar Farm under construction in southern NSW, is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 50,000 households when complete.

North Quay

Lifting energy performance in older commercial office buildings

The High Income Sustainable Office Trust (HISOT) aims to improve the energy performance of existing commercial office buildings in major metropolitan markets on the eastern seaboard.

Oakey Solar Farm

Oakey Solar Farm to deliver solar power for 24,000 homes while supporting grid

The Oakey Solar Farm in south-east Queensland is expected to deliver enough renewable energy to power around 24,000 homes, while using forecasting technology that will help enhance grid stability and energy reliability.

RNSH Health Hub

Healthcare Wholesale Property Fund sets new clean energy standards

The Healthcare Wholesale Property Fund owns Australia’s first portfolio of hospital and healthcare assets that has an environmentally sustainable development focus.

WIRSOL Energy

Wirsol Energy expands its Qld and Victoria solar farm portfolio

Wirsol Energy Pty Ltd is developing two new solar farms - one at Clermont in Queensland and one near Mildura in Victoria.

CEFC and ANZ $150 million program helps businesses cut energy costs through innovation

The $150 million ANZ Energy Efficient Asset Finance program offers ANZ business customers the opportunity to cut their energy costs through innovation.

Skyline

Westpac Climate Bond finances clean energy portfolio

Westpac’s first climate bond issuance is financing a $1 billion Australian-based clean energy portfolio, including low carbon commercial buildings.

60 Martin Place

Investa targets net zero emissions

The CEFC has committed $110 million in equity as part of a $600 million capital raising for the $4.1 billion Investa Commercial Property Fund

Robina

QSCF shopping centres target improvements in energy efficiency

QIC Global Real Estate is looking to deliver improvements in energy efficiency across its portfolio of Australian shopping centres via a $200 million senior debt facility from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).

Adelaide Oval

Spectacular Adelaide Oval upgrades put energy efficiency up in lights

A major upgrade to Adelaide Oval’s lighting and sound will offer a world-class experience while slashing lighting energy consumption by around 35 per cent.

Lincoln Gap Wind Farm

Lincoln Gap Wind Farm powering SA renewables

South Australia’s Lincoln Gap Wind Farm will have a total generating capacity of more than 212 MW, producing enough energy to power 155,000 homes. It will offset some 680,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually and include 10MW of battery storage.

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.

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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.

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.

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, is helping 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

Innovative peer-to-peer green lending platform brings investors and borrowers together

The RateSetter green loan marketplace provides affordable finance options to Australian home owners and businesses purchasing approved renewable energy and energy efficient products and brings clean energy borrowers and investors together.

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 Processed Engineered Fuel

Turning waste into Processed Engineered Fuel

Cleanaway, ResourceCo Group transform waste into Processed Engineered Fuel, cutting landfill and lowering emissions.

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.

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

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 shines in regional NSW

Three large-scale solar projects 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 $300 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 finance helps Geelong icon showcase sustainable office design

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.

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

Foresight Group focuses on bioenergy, energy from waste sectors

The CEFC is working with Foresight Group to identify and develop opportunities to invest equity in a range of bioenergy and energy from waste projects in the Australian market.

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.

Bankstown Sports Club

Club cuts energy use with chiller and solar upgrade

One of Australia’s largest registered clubs has made its chiller system more efficient and has installed 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

Moree Solar Farm demonstrates future for large-scale solar projects

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 more than halves energy use and carbon emissions.

New recycling plant under construction

Plant cuts emissions, creates jobs

Australian Paper’s recycling plant is reducing carbon emissions by around 200,000 tonnes annually, while removing 80,000 tonnes of wastepaper from Australia’s landfill.

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.

Grocery shoppers

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.