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August 2019, solar program update

We’re excited to announce that 1 megawatt (MW) of our new solar system has been switched on. It’s a significant new milestone in Ellenbrook’s large-scale solar program and the clean, renewable energy we’re now generating is helping power the centre, creating greater local energy resilience and making a positive environmental impact.

Work will soon commence on the second stage of our solar construction with additional rooftop and solar shaded car parking being introduced as we move towards a total of 2.8MW solar capacity at Ellenbrook Central - which will be the largest single solar system in the WA retail sector.

Many thanks to all of our valued customers for your support and co-operation to date. We’ll keep you posted with further updates as we create an intelligent energy destination at Ellenbrook Central.

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 panels and solar shaded car parking at Ellenbrook Centre.

This exciting new source of clean, renewable energy will help us power the centre, reduce our exposure to the volatile energy market and make a positive environmental impact.

Artists impression of our solar shaded car parking

The installation of solar shaded car parking spaces will also provide a greatly enhanced experience for customers, with many solar bays shaded from direct sun and contributing to the renewable energy we create at the centre.

The Ellenbrook 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 annually. This would be enough to power over 8,300 average Australian homes a year with renewable energy!

As with all major improvements to our centres, visitors may experience some minor disruption, but we’ll do our very best to minimise any impact.

When complete, our highly-effective solar installation will help us provide an enhanced experience and shared value for the entire Ellenbrook community.