Monash Uni’s solar thermal solution

By District Energy posted 09-12-2017 00:00


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Monash University in Clayton, Melbourne, is one of the largest campuses in Australia, with about 100 buildings over a 60-hectare site. With tens of thousands of students, staff and researchers on site each day, the university consumes huge quantities of energy for heating, cooling, lighting and technical equipment.

In line with the 2030 Paris climate commitments, the sustainability team at Monash is moving towards 100% renewable-powered campuses. Renewable electricity is already being sourced from solar PV and from the grid, but about 50% of the campus energy requirement is met with natural gas, and there are few convenient renewable energy alternatives to replace that gas.

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