About us

We are innovators, using our collective experience to refine technology and streamline process to significantly reduce development cost and risk. We can get renewable energy projects built and operating more quickly than anyone else in the business.

Who We Are

Based in Tasmania, the core of Zephyr is a team of renewable energy professionals who have worked together on multiple projects. Frustrated with the inefficiencies in the traditional development model, the team formed Zephyr and a radically different method for developing renewable energy.

The Zephyr team has over 150 years of combined renewable energy experience, gained in both the regulatory and commercial sectors and spanning the entire project life cycle from greenfield development to operations. Zephyr has the experience, the connections and the vision to change the way renewable energy projects are developed in Australia.

What We Do

Zephyr works across multiple regions in Australia, searching out opportunities where there are markets for additional energy and where infrastructure for transmission of energy already exists. We enable reliable delivery of clean energy by using a combination of wind, solar and storage options in our projects.

Our project portfolio allows us to capitalise on economies of scale while minimising the time and expense inherent in most large renewable projects. We are able to get projects built faster and for less cost than similar projects.

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Our Story

Zephyr Energy Developments is building a portfolio of renewable energy assets using a model vastly different to the current ‘bigger is better’ model followed in Australia. Matching individual project capacity to local demand and avoiding network augmentation to minimise cost of energy to the consumer, we have developed significant cost and revenue benefits which lift expected returns above our peers.

In most renewable developments, a project is onsold to new developers/owners at the end of each phase. The continual management changes result in significant process inefficiencies and additional expense. Each developer is concerned only with planning to the point of sale. Additionally, in an attempt to cut costs, limited studies are carried out in the prospecting and pre-feasibility stages, increasing risk in later stages.

Zephyr intends to develop projects from prospecting through to operations. This enables us to minimise risk early on by conducting thorough resource mapping, grid assessment and community engagement. We are able to predict site suitability and appropriately scale our projects to match grid requirements and anticipate need.

Moreover, as we will be building the site, we are able to progress into project design and pre-construction planning much earlier than companies which sell after a D.A. is approved. This enables Zephyr to begin building a project immediately after D.A. approval; a time where projects can stall for years looking for a buyer and construction finance.

Zephyr has it’s own consultancy arm, which enables us to manage our own developments and EPC contracts while maintaining contact and currency with the broader industry. The end result is a project with a streamlined development process, carrying less risk and incurring lower costs than those developed in the traditional model.

Revolutionising the way renewable energy is created in Australia.