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Sunshine Hydro

Sunshine Hydro, founded in 2016, is an Australian based community focused renewables technology and engineering company.

"Pumped hydro is quickly emerging as a key to decarbonizing our planet. At Sunshine Hydro, our contribution is to wrap leading edge innovation around pumped hydro solutions and rather than being ‘a’ key, demonstrating that pumped hydro is ‘the key’ to decarbonising our planet in the fastest possible way.“ - Rick McElhinney, CEO, Sunshine Hydro

About Sunshine Hydro:

Sunshine Hydro is focused on creating renewables infrastructure projects (super hybrids) designed to produce firm green energy 24/7, 365 days a year.

Since 2016, Sunshine Hydro have invested in creating an AI Software (AESOP) which can be applied to new and exiting renewable energy projects. AESOP is designed to improve production efficiencies and ROR on pumped storage hydropower assets.

Understanding what Sunshine Hydro offers is key for any pumped storage hydro project owner or developer to maximise their return on investment.

Sunshine Hydro hope to play a key role in decarbonising the planet focusing on through two pillars:


Using technology to create highly profitable projects, innovating through software development, deep energy storage and green hydrogen technology.


Using Sunshine Hydro’s infrastructure projects to enhance communities through job preservation and creation, protecting the environment through conservation measures and respecting traditional custodians of the land through an indigenous engagement process.

Sunshine Hydro is currently undertaking a capital raising programme, find out more.

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