Dunsborough Centrepoint solar – the shopping complex is set for a renewables upgrade, with the owners set to invest in a $1m solar panel upgrade on the roof of the shopping centre.
Dunsborough Centrepoint Solar Project
We’ve written quite a lot about shopping centre solar in the past – and today another centre has announced a significant investment in trying to offset their energy usage and
According to quotes in TheWest, manager of Dunsborough Centrepoint, John Reid, discussed their rationale for the installation:
“We want to peg our growing electricity bills, and after the seven year buyback period ,we hope to pass those savings on to our tenants,” he said. “It’s the single biggest solar installation in Dunsborough and it’s not cheap, but we’re hoping it will have long-term benefits.”
“The long-term investment is an example to businesses that you can invest in the environment by handling the capital by monitoring what you are capable of producing,” Mr Reid continued.
“We will be transparent with how things are tracking and are happy to provide advice to other existing businesses contemplating an investment in solar.”
TheWest also quoted Busselton Mayor Grant Henley who commended the project for its reduction of energy consumption and positive impact on the environment.
Dunsborough is a coastal town in the South West of Western Australia, approximately 250 kilometres south of Perth, located on the shores of Geographe Bay. They’ve been in the news (and Saving With Solar) previously for the Dunsborough Community Energy Project, a virtual power plant with no upfront cost solar for local residents.
Solar Quotes wrote last year about the Dunsborough Primary School and its goal to run on 100% renewable energy, so the area has already got a high commercial solar and residential solar installation .
Articles about some of the other schools in Australia who have installed renewable energy and are looking to minimise their exposure to cost fluctuations and help the environment are as follows:
- Scotch College (512kW of rooftop solar to save $235,000 / year on energy)
- Camberwell Grammar School’s solar installation (the largest solar project on any Australian school with 862kW)
- Solar powered school classrooms with Hivve
Visit the official Dunsborough Centrepoint website by clicking here.
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