Vicinity completes Australia’s largest property solar program

18 May 2021

Vicinity were excited to announce that Western Australia’s Karratha City and Queensland’s Runaway Bay Centre have completed installations of new state-of-the-art solar energy systems.

The clean, renewable energy generated at both centres helps to power each Centre and reduces reliance on the national grid, improving power reliability.

Both projects took more than a year to complete, costing $8 million ($6 million for Karratha and $2 million for Runaway Bay) and created 35 local jobs during construction. Together the centres will contribute 3.6MW capacity, with an estimated annual energy generation of more than 6,000MWh per year and take the total number of Vicinity locations with a solar system to 20.

Vicinity unveiled stage one and stage two of their industry-leading solar program in 2018 and have committed to installing solar systems across 22 shopping centres, generating over 48,500 MWh of clean energy each year – enough to power more than 8,300 homes – one of the largest programs of its kind in Australia.

The installations keep Vicinity on track to reach a target of Net Zero carbon emissions by 2030.