Clean technologies
  • Last updated:
  • 27 Oct 2020

The clean technologies industry on the Sunshine Coast employs almost 1500 people and contributes an estimated A$228.2 million to the regional economy annually. 

The industry includes renewable energy, water, waste and recycling, construction materials, energy efficiency, carbon trading and environmental services. 

With one of the highest concentrations of clean technology businesses in Queensland, the Sunshine Coast has developed credentials in sustainability and clean technology innovation and is home to award-winning applications and research capabilities. 

Investment in our future

As part of its vision to be Australia's most sustainable region, Sunshine Coast Council has developed a 15-megawatt utility scale solar farm, which will cement the region’s reputation as the solar industry capital of Australia. Council is the only government in Australia to offset 100% of its electricity consumption with energy from a renewable source. Click here to find out more about the Solar Farm.

The Sunshine Coast has taken another leading position by unveiling Australia's first, high-tech, underground automated waste collection system for a CBD, to be installed in the new Maroochydore City Centre. Click here to find out more about the Waste Collection System.

Key clean technologies industry participants

  • Architecture and green building design
  • Green building materials
  • Renewable energy (solar) and energy efficiency (LED lighting)
  • A strong and connected cleantech manufacturing sector
  • Engineering and scientific consulting services
  • Green accounting and marketing services
  • Cleantech water management
  • Ecologically sustainable waste management

Key clean technology enterprise industry participants

  • SPS Energy
  • Empyrean Lighting
  • Eniquest
  • Petawatt
  • Clean Water Group
  • Latronics
  • Ozzi Kleen Water and Waste Water
  • Duke Environmental
  • Envirocom
  • Gswitch
  • Guzu-M-Elec



Why invest in clean technologies on the Sunshine Coast?

  • The region is home to Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast, Australia’s only dedicated and active clean technologies business association and ecohub supporting cleantech businesses. Around 150 clean technology businesses call the Sunshine Coast home. 
  • A region that has embraced clean technologies and invested in a Smart City Framework to invest in, test and trial technologies to drive efficiencies and improve liveability.
  • The University of the Sunshine Coast hosts the Sustainability Research Centre – providing access to contemporary research that supports the growth of the clean technologies industry.
  • Easy access to regional support including mentoring and programs from start up to life and scale globally through the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast, one of the country’s most awarded innovation centres which hosts and supports many startup cleantech businesses.

For more information about the industry, please download the Clean Technologies Brochure.[946KB]

Case studies

The Sunshine Coast is becoming the environmental centre of the world. We enjoy a beautiful, diverse environment, dedicated staff and a network of innovative companies all striving to leave the world in a better state than how we found it.

Bob Cameron | Managing Director, ROCKCOTE[341KB]

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 Cleantech in Action
Coolum Beach Christian
College and CCF Church[498KB]
Cleantech in Action
Emro Products Pty Ltd[424KB]
Cleantech in Action
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 Cleantech in Action
Montessori International
Cleantech in Action
Sunshine Coast Airport[5666KB]