Case studies

Orange juice

Solar helps juice company ease the squeeze on power costs

Family owned orchard and juice company The Great Australian Squeeze is now using solar energy to operate its packing shed and juice factory.

Hornsdale Power Reserve

Neoen expands Hornsdale Power Reserve big battery

The world’s largest battery, Hornsdale Power Reserve, is being expanded by 50 per cent to improve grid security and maximise the benefits of renewable energy.

Tenacious Ventures

Tenacious Ventures fund seeds clean energy ag tech potential

Tenacious Ventures, Australia’s first dedicated agrifood tech venture capital firm, supports early stage companies that are developing technologies designed to lower emissions and increase energy efficiency in the agriculture sector.

Community Housing

CEFC works with Community Housing Providers to supply energy efficient homes

The CEFC is working with Community Housing Providers to develop highly efficient energy efficient homes for low-income families.

Martin Place

Sixty Martin Place reaches new sustainability heights

Digital engineering and smart building technologies are helping Sixty Martin Place stand out as a landmark, sustainably designed and built, new development in Sydney’s CBD.

Pro-invest shoots for 5-star hotels with a difference

Hotel investment fund manager Pro-invest is aiming for 5-stars under the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) in up to 15 new hotels it will develop, operate and manage across Australia.

Australian infrastructure platform

Australian infrastructure platform targets emissions reductions

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) is pursuing emissions reductions and improved energy efficiency across its Australian infrastructure platform.

Dispatchable Power

Finance program aims to boost battery storage

Large-scale battery storage projects may be eligible for finance through the CEFC’s Dispatchable Power Program. Up to $125 million is available through the first phase of the program.

Barwon healthcare portfolio

CEFC injects energy efficiency into Barwon healthcare portfolio

CEFC finance will help Barwon Institutional Healthcare Property Fund improve the energy efficiency and comfort of a range of healthcare and medical facilities around Australia.

QSCF green bond

QIC shopping centres use world-first green bond to reduce emissions, improve sustainability

QIC Global Real Estate’s QSCF has become the world’s first retail property landlord to issue a Climate Bonds Initiative certified green bond which will help it improve the energy efficiency and reduce the emissions of three of its major shopping centres.

Curtin Uni

Curtin University Exchange development to deliver on sustainability

The next generation of Curtin University students will reap the benefits of clean energy, via a major new industry-connected innovation hub.

Latrobe Valley Bus Lines

New hybrid bus fleet helps drive change

A Latrobe Valley family business that has been providing public transport for more than 50 years is driving change with its plans for an environmentally friendly bus fleet.


Seniors’ living village creates a new model of sustainability

A disused Canberra office park is being transformed into a state-of-the-art energy efficient village.


Warada joint venture creates integrated developer and fund manager

Warada Capital is a new, integrated development and fund management company created as a specialist joint venture between the CEFC and Ironstone Capital.

Kiamal construction

Major solar farm for Victoria uses tech to boost grid, offers new PPA model

On completion, Kiamal Solar Farm is expected to generate enough power for 133,500 homes and will abate 610,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually.

Morse Micro

Australian-designed energy efficient Wi-Fi chips to boost the Internet of Things

Sydney based innovator Morse Micro is developing Wi-Fi HaLow silicon chips that use a fraction of the power consumed by traditional Wi-Fi chips and offer long-range, secure Wi-Fi for Internet of Things technologies.

wind farm

Technology firsts for Collector Wind Farm in NSW

The Collector Wind Farm in NSW, being developed by RATCH-Australia, will be one of the first in Australia to use the 4.2MW V117 Vestas turbines.


Low income families in regional NSW benefit from clean energy housing program

Families in three regional NSW cities – Bathurst Dubbo and Orange – will benefit from 220 new highly energy efficient homes for low income families.

AllianceBernstein transaction

Green MVE targets new standard in low carbon investing

The Green MVE strategy by AllianceBernstein aims to set a new standard in low carbon investing.


Asset finance for manufacturing, agriculture, business, vehicles

CEFC finance is available to support investment in smaller-scale clean energy projects, whether on the farm, in households, on the road or in a factory.

Omni Tanker

Omni Tanker Holdings expands innovative carbon fibre tank business to meet international demand

Award-winning Australian manufacturer Omni Tanker Holdings, which produces innovative carbon fibre tank containers, is expanding its business to meet international shipping demand.

Woolworths green bond

World first green bond supports Woolworths sustainability strategy

Woolworths Group has issued the world’s first green bond by a supermarket business to fund its sustainability strategy.

Hoxton Park

Families get 7-star treatment with energy efficient community housing

SGCH has delivered 31 new energy-efficient apartments in the Liverpool area that have features to help tenants keep their energy use and household running costs down.

FlexiGroup climate bond

FlexiGroup climate bond gives investors access to new ways to invest in storage and solar

For the first time, an Australian climate bond is giving investors access to Australia’s burgeoning rooftop solar and small-scale storage market.

WA Universal Rigging

New mobile crane helps leading WA crane hire business cut fuel costs and emissions

A third-generation Western Australian family business is reaping the clean energy benefits of replacing an old mobile crane with a new energy efficient model.

Collins Arch

Industry leading energy efficiency for Melbourne landmark

Melbourne’s distinctive Collins Arch building is set to be a landmark in urban sustainability, targeting industry leading energy efficiency standards in a mixed-use building development.

Australian Renewables Incom

Australian Renewables Income Fund backs new renewable energy investment opportunities

The Australian Renewables Income Fund (ARIF), a renewable energy fund managed by Infrastructure Capital Group, will focus on acquiring and developing large-scale wind and solar developments, as well as energy-from-waste projects, large-scale battery storage and pumped hydro.

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.


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).


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.


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 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 delivering smart meter technology to households, businesses

Intellihub is accelerating the rollout of smart meters to give homes and businesses better information to help them choose the right solar and battery storage solutions to meet their individual consumption needs.

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 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.


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 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 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.

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 adds 150MW to regional NSW’s solar belt

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

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 expands its Qld and Victoria solar farm portfolio

Wirsol Energy Pty Ltd solar farms  at Clermont in Queensland and near Mildura in Victoria are generating energy to the grid.


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


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.


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 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, near Robinvale in the Sunraysia district in Victoria, will help bring stability and diversity to the state’s energy supply.

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.


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 solar farms 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.


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 has been 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’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 generates 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 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 dramatically ramping up its operations to boost production.


270MW Sapphire Wind Farm uses new efficient Vestas technology

The 270MW Sapphire Wind Farm, in northern NSW, features 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.


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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.