RED Trailer has been involved in community engagement, introducing new technology education pathways, sustainable energy applications and energy efficiencies for the home since 2012.
GippsTafe (now TAFE Gippsland) in partnership with Gippsland Climate Change Network, (GCCN) Eco Hub Gippsland, and Gippsland Resource Management Group, developed a schools engagement program identifying key learning areas aligned with the Energy Module in the Victorian curriculum.
In 2022 GCCN entered a new partnership with AGL and TAFE Gippsland to refurbish the RED Trailer’s technology and renewable energy components to enhance its education and engagement program.
The RED Trailer has up-to-date technology to enable combinations of standalone off grid energy production, solar and wind and storage options that power a computer modelling system, to display real time data of energy produced and used and internet for access for online resources on two large monitors.
The RED Trailer has been designed to attend schools, community events, and local council activities and the program can be tailored to the needs of the audience.
Our RED Trailer Team, Ian Southall and Dan Caffrey have extensive teaching experience. Ian has been involved in the program since 2012 and Dan has recently joined the team but has a long career as a science teacher.