Reef research to power ahead with renewable energy

13 Nov 2018
Heron Island Research Station
Heron Island Research Station

The largest marine research station on the Great Barrier Reef is set to shift to a cleaner energy source, with solar generation and storage to meet most of its electricity needs.

The University of Queensland’s Heron Island Research Station – internationally renowned for coral reef and ecological research – will install an integrated microgrid system including roof top solar panels and battery storage facilities.

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