With more than 500MW of renewable energy projects under development across Australia and the Pacific, Akuo Pacific makes a prominent entrance into the region. Akuo Pacific’s head office, located in Sydney, provides in-house expertise in renewable energy development, engineering, finance, contracting and procurement and more.
Akuo began its activities in the Pacific region in 2015, when an environmentally-conscious farmer from New Caledonia was looking for a hurricane-proof greenhouse to supply fruits and vegetables to his customers year-round. Akuo had already developed and put into operation on islands and tropical regions its own design of solar greenhouses that were able to withstand storms, hurricanes, and cyclones and at the same time produce renewable energy. The mutual benefits of this project were obvious and Akuo immediately started working on the first Agrinergie® project in the Pacific region, Focola.
Thanks to a strong track record and valuable expertise on islands and remote areas, Akuo is well-positioned to develop fully-integrated, high-quality projects in the broader Pacific region. Akuo's first Pacific Island Agrinergie® solar PV greenhouse project is now in operation in New Caledonia, with a strong pipeline of future Agrinergie® projects ready to commence construction in the region in 2019, including its first battery project in the Kingdom of Tonga.
From the regional offices in Sydney, the Akuo team is developing a pipeline of projects throughout Australia. Akuo's first Australian project of 5MW is located in South Australia. The Australian team worked collaboratively with the local council, as part of Akuo’s strategy to develop community-sized projects, a strategy which will be applied on all Australian projects. These projects benefit from an innovative offtake organization, structured around selling clean electricity to local commercial and industrial entities. This strategy of locating production and consumption in a small area also increases the competitiveness of local industries by giving them access to flexible, green and innovative electricity contracts.
Capitalizing on innovative but proven technologies such as solar PV & battery storage, Agrinergie© and Aquanergie© and maintaining its creative and flexible approach to each individual project will be essential factors in achieving Akuo’s ambitious goal of developing, building and operating more than 1,000 MW of renewable energy capacity in the Australia Pacific region over the next 5 years.
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