SolarShare Community Energy

A pioneering community solar farm

One of Australia’s first and largest community-owned solar farms, a 1MW project financed by more than 400 Canberra locals, has been completed at its site in the Australian Capital Territory.

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In early 2020, ITP were approached by SolarShare, a community energy initiative, to provide engineering oversight and project management services to the group’s flagship project; a 1MW solar farm in Majura. The site had been in development since 2012 and was largely managed by volunteers until ITP’s involvement.

In its capacity as the Owner’s Engineer, ITP reviewed designs and monitored construction to ensure compliance with standards and industry best practice. ITP also managed regulatory approval with the ACT government, lifting a considerable burden from the community group.

The solar farm was commissioned in early 2021.

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