Australia Zoo Joins the Solar Analytics’ Monitoring Fleet

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Crocoseum at Australia Zoo installs huge solar system

Last week we were thrilled to see our partners over at GEM Energy unveiling their newest solar installation at Australia Zoo in Queensland, with Solar Analytics monitoring.

Just under 2000 panels make up the 638kW array that has been installed on the roof of the zoo’s Crocoseum - famous for its wildlife shows and nature displays. The zoo, built and run by the Irwin family, has been dedicated to educating the public on the importance of caring for the environment and its wildlife since its opening in 1970.

Australia Zoo Solar Installation

Joining just under 20 other monitored sites in the company’s solar monitoring fleet, GEM Energy have called the project “one of our most challenging and rewarding installations to date”.

Below you can see a timelapse of the installation, which is estimated to supply 21 gigawatt-hours of electricity to the zoo over the next 25 years.

Congratulations to the team over at GEM Energy for this fantastic build; in the words of the late Steve Irwin - “we humans still have a long way to go with learning to live harmoniously with our environment and its wildlife”, and solar projects like this bring us one step closer to reaching that goal.

We are extremely proud to see Solar Analytics monitoring on over half of all commercial solar sites in Australia. Not only does our monitoring ensure organisations get the most value out of their solar investment, but also serves to educate many on the widespread benefits of clean energy.

You can read more about the Crocoseum's solar power system at One Step Off The Grid.