Learn about our Solar Program
Christina Dellis (Centre Retail Manager) and Chelsea Michel (Centre Administration Manager) inspect our newly energised solar system
We’ve been energised!
We’re excited to announce that we’ve completed the final stage of work to install our roof top solar system at Oakleigh Central.
Over 1,700 solar panels have been installed, which if laid end-to-end equals about 4kms worth of continuous solar! And even better, the 630 kilowatts (kW) capacity system is energised and already generating power.
We’ve joined the growing number of Vicinity centres able to utilise clean, renewable energy from their solar installations to help power the centre, reduce our reliance on the national grid and make a positive environmental impact for the local community.
The addition of solar at Oakleigh Central brings Vicinity even closer even closer to our expected 31 MW total capacity in 2019. This will provide annual energy generation of over 48,500 MWh - enough to power the equivalent of over 8,300 average Victorian homes or 11 MCGs for a year.
Vicinity’s General Manager Energy and Commercial, Renae Sambrooks said: The new solar installation at Oakleigh Central is another demonstration of Vicinity’s ongoing commitment to, and investment in, renewable energy. By embedding innovation, such as solar, in our portfolio we can deliver shared value for our customers, retailers, investors and communities.
Centre Manager, Anna Hickling said: We’re delighted for Oakleigh Central to be an early adopter of solar energy generation. It’s great for us, our retailers and the local community, and shows we’re committed to helping better manage our energy use to do our bit for the environment.
Our national solar program includes several innovations and firsts for the Australian retail property sector, including Australia’s first retail battery, energy block chain trial, bifacial solar panel and solar glass trials.
Vicinity’s solar program is delivering intelligent energy destinations across its national centre portfolio to create greater resilience for the surrounding network, as well as shared value for customers, retailers, investors and the communities they live and operate in.