Learn about our Solar Program

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 at Altona Gate.

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 550 kilowatts (kW) solar system could power the equivalent of 130 average Victorian homes for a year. And if the 1,500 solar panels being laid were placed end-to-end that’s equal to about 3kms of continuous solar!

The Altona Gate 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 Victorian homes or 11 MCGs for a year.

As with all major centre improvements, visitors may experience some minor disruption, however 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 Altona community.