13 December 2019
We are delighted to inform you that Gippsland Solar is now a wholly owned subsidiary of RACV.
This development is tremendous news for our clients and staff. It allows us to retain our core values and approach to looking after our clients, but now backed up by the strong foundations and history of one of Victoria’s most trusted organisations.
I will be staying on as CEO of Gippsland Solar and RACV Solar, and my passion for this business has never been stronger. Now with the reputation and capital that RACV brings to Gippsland Solar, we look forward to making renewable and sustainable energy solutions accessible to more Victorians.
Our workforce will also remain intact. Gippsland Solar would not be where it is today without our amazing team, and our plans for expansion and growth across the country mean that our employment levels will only increase into the future. Happily, the Latrobe Valley will remain the HQ for our business into the future, and this partnership will direct millions of dollars and many more jobs into the heart of the Gippsland region. It’s a tremendous sign of confidence in the Latrobe Valley and wider Gippsland and will only strengthen the opportunities that exist within the energy transition we have already begun.
We have some incredibly exciting initiatives to announce in due course, which will transform the solar and storage market in Australia. RACV has been investing in the energy space for a number of years (trading as RACV Solar) and have already forged a strong reputation as a reliable and trusted provider of solar power and battery storage systems. This partnership is a strong signal that RACV sees a bright future in energy and the broader home services market and sees us well on the way to becoming the most trusted name in renewable energy.
All product and workmanship warranties will remain in place, and very little will change in the day-to-day operations. We will continue our focus on providing energy solutions for homes and businesses and delivering some of Australia’s largest and most complex projects.
When my wife and co-director Kelly and I founded Gippsland Solar 10 years ago, we wanted the customer to be at the centre of everything we do. We care so passionately for our clients, and this reputation for customer service is what RACV values the most in us. As a member-owned organisation, we believe RACV’s values are perfectly aligned with our own, and we look forward to a period of tremendous growth and shared values.
To everyone that has supported Gippsland Solar in the past 10 years, we are incredibly grateful. Whether you have purchased a Gippsland Solar system, recommended our business to friends and family, or advocated for us in any way, you have all contributed to our journey and strong reputation. We have thoroughly enjoyed this chapter of our story, and we can’t wait to see what the future brings.
CEO, Gippsland Solar & RACV Solar