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Energy from waste

We provide valuable energy through methane gas reuse and a solar farm, that generates enough electricity to power thousands of local homes.

The Albury Renewable Energy Hub

In 2019, the addition of a 1.1MW (AC) solar PV system, consisting of approximately 4,000 solar panels, brought the total installed capacity of the site to 2.2MW.

The below live feed shows a snapshot of the electricity generated by our waste at the landfill.

The solar panels alone generate emissions-free energy to power about 430 homes. They also power an electric vehicle super-charger allowing the community to charge their electric cars with clean energy

AlburyCity solar farm

We have partnered with LMS Energy, this video shows you the process we use to generate electricity from waste.

The Albury Renewable Energy Hub will be capable of generating approximately 11,200MWh of renewable electricity each year, which is enough to power more than 2,500 average NSW homes and over 5,600 electricity users in the local community. This is the equivalent to charging 225,000 electrical vehicles each year.

When compared to a traditional coal-fired power station generating the same amount of electricity, the Albury Renewable Energy Hub will also save nearly 25 million litres of water each year.

Potential Annual benefits of the Albury Renewable Energy Hub

5,600,000 M3
62,000 TONNES
24,750,000 LITRES

Enough energy to provide power to an average of 5,660 people each year

Frequently asked questions

  • The solar photovoltaic farm is rated at 1.1MW. This equates to an annual generation of 2,250MWh of renewable electricity, which is enough to power approximately 400 homes or over 1,000 electricity users in the local community. This is also the equivalent to saving 4,950,000 litres of water each year when compared to a traditional coal-fired power station.

  • The projects solar panels will use solar irradiance to generate direct current, which will then be converted into alternative current using solar inverters, and then be stepped up to 11kV to feed into the national electricity grid.

  • There will be 4,000 panels used on this solar photovoltaic farm. The panels are SunPower panels, the same panels used on the Apple headquarters in Silicon Valley, USA.

  • What about glare? keyboard_arrow_right

    Solar photovoltaic panels are designed to reflect as little light as technically possible (generally around 2% of light received) in order to maximise their efficiency. This is why solar photovoltaic farms are not considered reflective and have been installed at airports around the world.

  • Is there any noise? keyboard_arrow_right

    Solar farms do not emit noise. Solar photovaoltaic technology does not use any moving parts.

  • The siting of the solar arrays is designed to minimise any visual impact on the site. It is well within the boundary of the landfill area. There are also good foliage barriers along the adjacent roads and the facility has been set back to reduce any visual impact.

We are excited to partner with LMS Energy and Joule Energy on this project.

Reducing your power bills

By using energy wisely and adopting energy-saving measures, you can save money and cut down on energy wastage at home while meeting your needs for convenience and comfort.