Latrobe Valley Energy and Growth Fund (LVEGF)
As part of the Latrobe Valley Energy and Growth Program GCCN was awarded two projects. The first is to install solar at Yallambee Aged Care in Traralgon and the second to install a demonstration floating solar system at Lardner Park.
- Lardner Park floating solar project is to install a demonstration floating solar system on a dam at Lardner Park. The aim is to demonstrate that floating solar can reduce water loss due to evaporation, improve efficiency and utilise farm dams that are unavailable for farm enterprise. The PV works more efficiently due to the cooling action of the water, and it is a way of having large solar arrays on farm without taking up valuable production land.
- The Yallambee Aged Care project is to install a 275kW of solar system on their roof with the aim to significantly drop their current power costs.
eV Chargers AGL Partnership
With the support of an AGL grant and partnership agreement we are working to install ten electric vehicle chargers to improve access throughout Gippsland. We have several sites under review and hope to have the first installs shortly.