Humes boosts renewable energy generation Australia-wide

23 January 2022

As part of Holcim’s focus on minimising emissions and reducing its carbon footprint, Humes will install solar power systems across ten sites by the end of March 2022. 

 

 

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Solar power installation with 99kW capacity at Humes Laverton in Victoria.

 

With a total annual capacity of approx 1.1m kW, the combined systems will generate enough energy to offset the electricity demand of Blacktown in Western Sydney, which is the location of one of Hume’s largest production facilities. 

The solar power systems will be installed at Townsville, Rockhampton and Ipswich in Queensland; Tamworth and Blacktown in NSW; Laverton and Echuca in Victoria; Pooraka in South Australia; Darwin in the Northern Territory; and in Welshpool in Western Australia.

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Solar power installation with 99kW capacity at Humes Blacktown in NSW.

At completed sites such as Pooraka in South Australia, the local team is able to monitor energy consumption and generation. Pleasingly, Humes Pooraka is frequently energy positive - producing more energy than is consumed at the site. 

“Our solar panels have been an excellent addition to the site, benefiting both the environment and our bottom line,” says Jonathan Dunlop, Humes National Manager - Maintenance and Mould.

Humes is a division of Holcim and is Australia's leading provider of engineered concrete solutions for the civil construction industry. Installing clean energy will continue at additional Holcim business units, as Holcim strives to become a net-zero company.