Learn about our Solar Program

Joseph Barsoum (Assistant Operations Manager) and Amy Miller (Marketing Manager) give our energised solar array the thumbs up

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 Roxburgh Village.

Nearly 4,000 solar panels have been installed, which if laid end-to-end equals about 8kms worth of continuous solar from here to the Northern Hospital! And even better, the 1.4 megawatts (MW) 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 Roxburgh Village also brings Vicinity even closer to the 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 Roxburgh Village 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, Nick Kyritsis said: It feels good to be doing something positive and beneficial for the centre, our community and the environment. We’re now able to better manage our energy usage thanks to the solar power we’re generating at Roxburgh Village.

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.