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.
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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.
Find out more about our model
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.
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.
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.
A fully integrated, greenfield through operations model which capitalises on innovative use of technology, decades of experience and industry connections to refine site selection and streamline the entire process from the Pre Feasability stage through Construction and Operation.
Our groundbreaking numeric weather prediction (NWP) model and innovative use of GIS technology coupled with aircraft or UAV borne sensors en- ables intelligent site selection, improved design and more efficient process of development. Implementation of Command and Control (C2) technology enables highly efficient installation and operations. These efficiencies allow our returns to be significantly higher than comparably sized projects.
Developing groups of smaller projects (<30 MW) located within the same region allows us to minimise the regulatory requirements required by larger projects and get projects up and running quickly. The smaller developments are more easily accepted by communities and less likely to experience the delays caused by significant opposition. Moreover, the connected projects allow for overall economies of scale to be unaffected. Zephyr is seeking to generate 1GW of electricity within the next 4 years, directly to the grid at market prices.
Revolutionising the way renewable energy is created in Australia.