Blue Tongue Solar was established in 2009. Being one of the longest running specialist solar businesses in Australia is testament to Blue Tongue Solars commitment to the renewable energy industry and ethical business practices.

They are an Innovative solar business who stay abreast of latest developments without getting caught up in marketing hype. This ensures their clients receive the best solution to suit their needs.

Blue Tongue have the skill set to apply the most viable technology & best business case for efficient renewable energy infrastructure. With a wide range of engineers at their disposal in Australia and Europe, they make sure that there is no possible better way to design and implement a potential power plant project.


Their experience is well known throughout the solar industry and are sought after as project managers as well as technical, feasibility & BIPV certification advisor’s (1st in Australia).

Key Contact

Warren Hall - Director

Industrial engineering degree with experience covering:
Renewable design & business case analytics for commercial applications Aerospace, Automotive engineering, Manufacturing, Architecture & Business. 3,000 + solutions designed. With experience up to 10MW solar farms.

Teresa D’Aquino - Secretary

Corporate Accounting and Event Management background Teresa controls implementation & paperwork – makes it happen Utilizing Event Management concepts, installations are extremely well planned and run smoothly. Teresa’s team makes sure every box is ticked and all activities comply with the complex and changeable regulatory framework. Our purpose is to make it easier for corporate Australia to go solar with no surprises.

Blue Tongue Solar ensures that technology investments outperform their stakeholder expectations.

2017 Solar Farm Investment Opportunity

Australia has a vibrant landscape for Solar Farm Investment. The opportunity exists for new Grid. Supportive renewable power plants until 2020.

Solar Farms from 10MW to 100MW are in demand by the Power retailers to satisfy their Renewable energy commitments. Retailers purchase the power under contracted Power Purchase agreements.

Our Partner Australian Solar Farms provide a long term, socially and environmentally acceptable investment.

Warranted panel production lasts for 25 years at which point the farm is still operating at 75% capacity.

Blue Tongue Solar Pty Ltd is one of Australia’s longest running commercial solar providers. Their commercial teams have experience up to 350kw installs. The DC technology is the same as with a solar farm, although to ensure experience with the larger scale grid injection they utilize an international team with 400MW experience in solar farms built in Japan and Spain along with an installer currently working on 2 x 100MW plants in Australia. Our commercial teams are integrated for long term maintenance and Blue Tongue Solar provides mainly quality control, oversight, procurement, compliance design and logistics for the Construction. In partnering, both Blue Tongue Solar and ECIC have collaborated to produce an investment vehicle like no other.

ECI and Blue Tongue Solar Farm offer

In this proposal the investor’s returns can be upward of 25% each year for the first 2 years.
After 2 years to construct test and commission - Proposed Solar farms could be returning 18.5% to 21% per year on the required investment
At 5 years of operations a 10 MW Solar farm could recover 100% of its initial outlay/investment.

Basic structure

  • Solar farm min size 10MW
  • Maximum size 50MW
  • 12 month rebate 25%
  • 24 month rebate 25%
  • The solar Farm is handed over post build and commissioning for the owner to run at an ROI of approx. 19.5% PA
  • Buy Back offer if required

Varying Farm Options - Several build and supply modules are available also for the investor – including Tier 1 panel supply.

Key features of our Funding mechanism

High level of corporate governance ( 30 day audits) Department of Justice approval and oversight.

Due to the first 2 large annual rebates this is among the best Investor proposals available for renewable infrastructure development.

Locations available

Along with Southern Queensland we also now have sites of interest in Southern NSW, Victoria. The recent jump in wholesale power rates have made southern states feasible.

There is a very high uptake of network proposals at present so will be looking to secure most sites and network allocations for our projects in 2017.

Plant Design

Premium Solar Panels and AC inversion Equipment are chosen for minimum maintenance and high durability. Our experience procurement specialist ensures the best equipment is supplied, with longest warranties and sequential serial numbers for batch testing.

There are no moving parts in a Solar Farm. When constructed well they make reliable long term power generation sources. Blue Tongue Solar is one of the longest running commercial Australian Solar companies and uses this background to adapt the best global processes for large scale plant deployment.

Monitoring and Maintenance

Individual array performance is monitored remotely in high detail to better schedule maintenance intervals and to ensure that production is within warranted limits. We are continuing to refine inspection technology and will be utilising Automated-Drone Infrared cell analysis to reduce inspection labour on these solar plants.

Federal solar Incentive income

Solar Systems over 100kw are eligible to receive income derived from production. Amounts forecast are projections only and can change depending on policy surrounding Australia’s Renewable Energy Target and progress towards the target. Changes affect annual profits for the Solar Plant.

Electrical retailer income

Generated power for solar farms is sold to energy retailers in the form of revolving 2 to 4year contracts. The longer the contract – the lower PPA you are offered. Normally the generation value increases over time due to rising electrical prices. Future contract prices listed are projections. PPA is signed as late as possible for better locked in pricing closer to time of commissioning.

ECI Proposal

Solar Farm Finance & Construction Proposal August 2017

Via The ECI Co-op, you can recover 50% of the cost of the farm in the first 2 years – while it is being built. We have been developing this mechanism over the last year and am happy to say it is now fully approved by the Department of Justice and ready to use. The proposal contains an offer to repurchase at the 2-year mark – which places the main risk factors on the Co-op instead of on the investor.

Electrical retailer income

Generated power for solar farms is sold to energy retailers in the form of revolving 2 to 4year contracts. The longer the contract – the lower PPA you are offered. Normally the generation value increases over time due to rising electrical prices. Future contract prices listed are projections. PPA is signed as late as possible for better locked in pricing closer to time of commissioning.

10MW Solar Farm D&C

The following is the 4 phases of project development with milestones and deliverable modules. Once a new investor is engaged, we start the process with the best land options available at that time from the ongoing site search program.

Phase 1 Solar Farm projects created & identified

Phase 2 Advanced Development

Phase 3 Approved ready for Sale or Build

Phase 4 Build management plan

Appendix 1

Typical 10MW Income and expenses projection Model – Please note this model can change dependant on Solar Farm location and size. The Model is an indicative only.

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