H-REP – Hills Renewable Energy Park
The Hills Educational Foundation
Jimboomba, Queensland, Australia
Partnering to develop a renewable hydrogen plant and solar farm.
The Hills International College and Golf Academy in Jimboomba is set to develop the Jimboomba Renewable Hydrogen Plant and solar farm. The 3MW Hills Solar Farm will supply a 2.1MW green hydrogen plant.
- New 3MW solar farm will supply a 2.1MW green hydrogen plant
- Hydrogen facility to provide hands-on education opportunities for students
- R&D collaboration with Queensland University of Technology
Providing hands-on learning opportunities for students
The Hills Educational Foundation, which manages the primary and secondary schools, as well as the golf academy, will use the hydrogen facility to provide theoretical and practical hands-on learning opportunities for students interested in renewable energy and hydrogen production.
The expanded facility is funded by Elecseed, an international renewable energy developer. As part of the development of the renewable energy park, we are collaborating with Queensland University of Technology on research and development.
Reducing annual power costs
The initial solar farm, which was commissioned in 2017, had already decreased the school’s dependency on the state grid, thereby also reducing annual power costs. The school was also one of the first in Australia to power its school bus fleet using hydrogen energy.