Learn about our Solar Program
Our roof top solar installation is well underway.
We’re getting solar ready.
Australia’s largest investment in solar for shopping centres is about to reach another milestone with the large-scale installation of roof top solar at Gympie Central.
This exciting new source of clean, renewable energy will help us power the centre, reduce reliance on the national grid, provide a buffer from the volatile energy market and make a positive environmental impact for the local community.
When complete, our 920 kilowatts (kW) solar system could power the equivalent of about 200 average Queensland homes for a year and if the 2,500 solar panels being laid were placed end-to-end it would be equal to the distance from Gympie Central to the Golden Nugget Truck Stop!
The Gympie Central solar installation forms part of Vicinity’s ongoing strategy to develop ‘intelligent energy destinations’ in our communities across Australia. We are already leading the way in retail property renewable energy with a $73m investment across 22 centres to deliver a total solar size of 31 MW. This will provide annual energy generation of over 48,500 MWh - enough to power over 8,300 average Queensland homes for a year.
As with all major centre improvements, visitors may experience some minor disruption, including limited instances of night time works required to keep customers, retailers, centre teams and local community members safe during trading hours. Rest assured we’ll do our very best to minimise any impact while these essential works take place.
When complete, our highly-effective solar panels will help us provide an enhanced experience and shared value for the entire Gympie community.