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Commercial solar & solar farm projects by Solar Choice

Gannawarra Solar Farm opening ceremony [Photos & Video]

June 15, 2018
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After a five-year journey, Gannawarra Solar Farm has been two thirds commissioned and will soon be sending clean energy into the grid at full production. The project, at 60MW DC / 50MW AC, is the first large-scale solar farm in Victoria, and will also be home to one of two ‘big batteries’ planned for the […]

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Solar Choice brokers 15kW solar system for Dovecare Medical Centre

May 30, 2018
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Solar Choice Commercial has brokered a 15kW solar system for Dovecare Medical Centre in Doveton, Victoria. The project is one of a number of medical centres that Solar Choice has assisted in making an informed decision about going solar. Dovecare’s owner approached Solar Choice in early 2017 seeking a solar system to help combat the […]

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Solar power for doctors’ surgeries & medical centres: What’s the go?

March 8, 2018
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Doctors’ surgeries and medical centres are among the best candidates for rooftop solar in Australia. Surgeries tend to use the most electricity during daylight hours; without solar, they pay their electricity company (the ‘retailer’) a lot for each unit that they draw from the grid. But medical practices that go solar can meet a good […]

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Solar Choice brokers 100kW solar car park for Sunny Queen Farms in Queensland

August 14, 2017
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Solar Choice Commercial has brokered a 100kW solar car park for Sunny Queen Farm’s facilities in Carole Park, QLD. Sunny Queen is one of Australia’s leading producers of eggs, supplying their products to some of the country’s leading retail grocers. The construction of the solar car park is the culmination of a 9-month journey with […]

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Solar Choice brokers 100kW solar system for Geelong High School

February 21, 2017
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Solar Choice has brokered the installation of a 100kW solar PV system for Geelong High School, a co-ed public secondary school in East Geelong, Victoria. The school opened in 1910, making it one of Victoria’s oldest state secondary schools. It moved to its current location (385 Ryrie Street, East Geelong) in 1915. Geelong High School originally approached […]

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Solar Choice manages tender for 1.77MW solar installation at Charles Sturt Uni

December 8, 2016
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Charles Sturt University is to install one of the largest rooftop solar installations in Australia for its campus in Wagga Wagga, NSW. Solar Choice managed the competitive tender for the project, which will have a peak capacity of 1.77 megawatts (MW) and will meet roughly 20% of CSU’s energy demand annually. The system will be more […]

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Solar Choice brokers 100kW solar system for Balmoral Orchard in QLD

December 7, 2016
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Solar Choice has managed the tender for a 100kW solar system for Balmoral Orchard, an avocado farm outside of Toowoomba, Queensland. The orchard’s manager first approached Solar Choice in May 2016 looking for assistance with their large quarterly energy bills. Following the initial conversation with the manager, the land owner promptly called to introduce himself. He was […]

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Mount Majura Solar Farm powers up in ACT

October 11, 2016
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The 2.3MW Mount Majura Solar Farm has now officially opened and is exporting clean energy to the ACT grid. Solar Choice, as co-developer with Solar Fields, invested over four years of hard work and resources to navigate the project through a labyrinth of planning and development requirements. The journey involved finding solutions at numerous difficult […]

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Solar Choice & Edify Energy win ARENA funding for Whitsunday Solar Farm, 70MW (DC)

September 8, 2016
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Solar Choice and Edify Energy’s Whitsunday Solar Farm at Collinsville in North Queensland (70MW, DC) has been announced as one of twelve winners of federal grant funding under the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA’s) large-scale solar funding round. The project was one of two from Edify Energy / Solar Choice to make ARENA’s shortlist of […]

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Solar Choice brokers second 100kW solar system for Doug Hall Poultry

May 5, 2016
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Solar Choice Commercial has brokered a second 100kW solar PV system for Doug Hall Poultry – this time at the company’s Ellerslie location. The first 100kW system, for Doug Hall’s Millmerran location, was completed about midway through 2015. With multiple locations along Queensland’s regional Ergon network, electricity bills are a substantial part of Doug Hall’s operating costs. […]

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Kurrawang Aboriginal Christian Community switches on 36KW of solar power

April 14, 2016

The Kurrawang Aboriginal Christian Community, located outside Kalgoorlie in remote Western Australia, has gone solar with a 36kW (DC) rooftop solar system. The community had already received quotes for 30kW systems from a handful of installers before approaching Solar Choice Commercial for a broader look at the market in May of 2015. Initially they were considering one […]

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Solar Choice’s Gannawarra Solar Farm approaches ‘construction ready’ milestone

March 31, 2016
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The first 50 megawatt segment of Solar Choice’s largest Victorian project – the Gannawarra Solar Farm – is slated to be ‘construction ready’ in the next two months. The farm, located near Kerang along the NSW border, was recently short-listed as a candidate for a funding boost from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), and is […]

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Solar Choice’s Gannawarra Solar Farm is 2nd largest in recent ARENA funding round announcement

February 4, 2016
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Solar Choice and Edify Energy‘s Gannawarra Solar Farm is the second largest of 22 ‘high merit’ projects selected to move ahead in the most recent competitive funding round for large-scale solar by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). The shortlisted projects were selected from 77 expressions of interest (EOIs) which met the Agency’s basic eligibility […]

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[WATCH] Drone flyover video of Amaroo School’s 600kW solar array

January 29, 2016
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Solar Choice has previously published a number of articles about our iconic Amaroo School solar project – the largest rooftop solar installation in the ACT and the 11th largest installation in Australia completed in 2015 (according to Sunwiz). The first article announced the project’s having reached financial close last August, while subsequent article provided visual updates […]

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Once coal-fired, Brisbane Powerhouse resurrected as 100kW solar power plant

December 22, 2015
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The Brisbane Powerhouse, the city’s former coal-fired plant turned popular hub for Queensland’s bustling theatre and arts scene, has come full circle and is again generating power. This time however the Powerhouse is generating clean, silent and smog-free energy through a 100kW solar array developed and brokered by Solar Choice Commercial. Angus Gemmell, Managing Director of Solar Choice, said […]

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Aerial photos of completed 600kW solar array on the ACT’s Amaroo School

December 11, 2015
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Solar Choice has commissioned aerial photos of our iconic Amaroo School solar project. The gallery of these images below showcases the scale and elegance of the arrays, which span multiple roofs and serve as a case study on how aesthetically appealing rooftop solar can be when done right. The Amaroo School project reached financial close […]

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Solar Choice brokers 75kW solar array for Wilton Shopping Centre in Western Sydney

December 11, 2015
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The Solar Choice Commercial team has brokered a 75kW solar system for Wilton Shopping Centre in Western Sydney. The client approached Solar Choice to get an informed look at the market in the area. After receiving our guidance on a number of reputable offerings, they elected to proceed with an installer with proven long-term credentials […]

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Amaroo School’s 600kW solar panel array installation complete [PHOTOS]

November 4, 2015
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The solar panel array installation has been completed and inverter preparation is underway for the ACT’s largest rooftop solar project at Amaroo School, developed since inception exclusively by Solar Choice. School officials say they are delighted with the progress to date, which was undertaken on mostly empty grounds during the recent school holidays. Although the […]

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Solar Choice brokers 100kW solar array for Perth’s Sandalford Wines

November 4, 2015
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Solar Choice Commercial has brokered 100kW solar system for Perth‘s iconic Sandalford Wines. Sandalford, located on the banks of the Swan River, is known as much for its wines as for the host of internationally renowned artists who perform there on a regular basis – and for its reputation as a popular wedding and function venue. […]

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Solar Choice brokers 54kW solar system for Cawarra Cosmetics in North Coast NSW

November 4, 2015
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Solar Choice Commercial has brokered a 54kW solar PV system for Cawarra Cosmetics in Billinudgel, in the North Coast region of New South Wales. Cawarra Cosmetics originally approached Solar Choice in September 2014 for quotes on a 30kw system for their headquarters, based on the recommendations of an installer outside the Solar Choice network who the company […]

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Solar Choice brokers 60kW solar system for Robinson Community College in Broken Hill, NSW

September 18, 2015
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Solar Choice Commercial has brokered a 60kW solar PV system for Robinson Community College in Broken Hill, NSW.  Earlier this year, Solar Choice was contacted by a ‘solar facilitator’ representing the college whose company provides solar power purchase agreement (PPA) solutions to its clients. Although his company had had significant success with a range of urban and […]

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Solar Choice brokers 100kW solar system for Hume Doors & Timber in Perth

September 17, 2015
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Solar Choice Commercial has brokered a 100kW solar PV system for Hume Doors & Timber’s location in Perth, WA. Hume’s IT manager initially approached Solar Choice in November 2013 with the aim of obtaining impartial advice on solar for a site in Lansvale, NSW. A business case wad composed by the Solar Choice team, but due to the […]

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Solar Choice brokers 100kW solar system for Muswellbrook Workers Club

September 14, 2015
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Solar Choice Commercial has brokered a 100kW solar PV system for Muswellbrook Workers Club in NSW’s Hunter Valley. The project began in 2013 under round 2 of the Solar in Clubs program, but was delayed due to a building renovation which included a roof replacement. Installation was completed earlier this year. Utilising Solar Choice’s unique […]

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ACT’s largest rooftop PV project reaches financial close

August 28, 2015
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Solar Choice has this week reached financial close on an impressive 600kW project pursuant to a long term Roof Access Agreement negotiated with the ACT Government. The site for the array is to be at Canberra’s largest school, the Amaroo School with 1,750 students, and involves the deployment of 20 year medium scale feed-in tariff […]

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Brisbane Markets 1.06MW rooftop solar array installation complete (NEW IMAGES)

August 28, 2015

Installation of the solar arrays for the 1.06MW Brisbane Markets project – begun several months ago – is now complete. As we reported previously, Solar Choice Commercial brokered the winning bid on this iconic project last year. Final commissioning is currently in progress, and the project is expected to be grid-connected and operational in the near future. A gallery […]

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Solar Choice brokers 30kW solar system for Gold Coast Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church

August 21, 2015
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Solar Choice Commercial has brokered a 30kW solar PV system for the Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The church’s congregation exhibited uncommon ambition in their clean energy goals, asking for their system size to be increased beyond initial recommendations in order to set an example for their community and to plan […]

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Solar Choice brokers commercial solar system for Kennards Hire in first stage of broader roll-out

August 17, 2015
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Solar Choice Commercial has brokered a 15kW solar system for Kennards Hire in Rutherford, NSW. The project is the first in a wider roll-out for the national rental chain. Kennards Hire energy advisor Ross Lentell approached Solar Choice initially in February 2015 to obtain quotes on systems for three Kennards sites in New South Wales – Rutherford, Leumeah […]

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Solar Choice brokers winning bid on 100kW system for prominent retail chain premises in western Sydney

July 6, 2015
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Solar Choice Commercial has successfully brokered the winning bid on a 100kW solar installation for the one of the western Sydney locations of a major national retail chain. The completion of the project comes after over four years of dedication by the Solar Choice team, who prepared numerous iterations of business cases as price points shifted over […]

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Solar Choice brokers 100kW solar array for Doug Hall Poultry in Millmerran, QLD

July 1, 2015
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[Updated on 1 July 2015 with new images]. Solar Choice Commercial has brokered a 100kW ground-mounted solar PV installation for Doug Hall Poultry in Millmerran, Queensland. Doug Hall is one of the largest suppliers of fresh eggs to Woolworths and Coles in Australia. After Doug Hall Poultry selected Solar Choice to manage the tender for its […]

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Solar Choice brokers winning 1.06MW bid for Australia’s largest privately owned rooftop solar installation at Brisbane Markets

July 1, 2015
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Solar Choice has successfully brokered the winning bid for Brisbane Markets Limited’s (BML) epic 1.06 megawatt (MW) solar power system. The array will be the largest privately owned roof-top project in Australia, and may in time overtake Uni of Qld’s 1.2MW as the largest should further available roof space be deployed. Contracts have been signed […]

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Solar Choice’s 2GW Bulli Creek Solar Farm: The lay of the land

June 17, 2015
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At 2 gigawatts of capacity, once completed Solar Choice’s Bulli Creek Solar Farm will be the largest project of its kind in Australia – and among the largest in the world. For a project of this size, a substantial amount of land is required. This article takes a look at the site of this mega-project and the reasons […]

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