RACV Torquay resort – powered by Gippsland Solar!

22 October 2019

We’ve just flicked the switch on one of our all-time favourite projects; an epic 510kW solar installation on the RACV Torquay Resort. In this highly exposed coastal location, we used WINAICO solar panels, which have exceptional tolerance to high winds and salt-mist.

It was the hardest project we have ever delivered, with hundreds of hours spent following the curves in the roof design, concealing cables to ensure a clean finish, and working around the accommodation and function requirements of the resort. We are so incredibly proud of our team, who battled through the winter weather and delivered a truly amazing masterpiece.

This system is the perfect complement to RACV’s rapid electric vehicle charging station, which our team installed and was launched by Lily D’Ambrosio last month. This Chargefox charging station will recharge all types of EV in 15-30 minutes, and now it will be powered by renewable energy.

It’s an immense honour to be entrusted with delivering these projects for our friends at RACV. They are showing tremendous innovation and vision in the energy space, leading the way to a future of electric vehicles, renewable energy and smart technology.

RACV Torquay Resort

Solar for Hospitals

28 August 2019

Our commercial team at Gippsland Solar have just put the finishing touches on this 500kW system for Wonthaggi Hospital, completing a 12-month rollout of installations across eastern Victorian health services.

At the time this was our largest contract; a 1.5MW portfolio of solar delivered across 8 hospitals and health services across Omeo, Orbost, Maffra, Wonthaggi, Sale and San Remo.

The project also included the largest installation on a hospital in Australia – a whopping 752kW system at Central Gippsland Health Service in Sale!

These were some of the toughest and most complex sites we have ever worked on, and our team had to tailor every project schedule to meet the operational requirements of each hospital.

Not only were these projects rolled out seamlessly, but we have benefited greatly from the experience, investing heavily in new processes and systems that have taken our commercial installation team to a new level.

We’ve also picked up a couple of new permanent employees from the hospitals as we rolled out the installations, further underlining the benefits of using a local provider for regional projects.

Thanks to the team at Health Purchasing Victoria for entrusting Gippsland Solar to deliver this rollout. We are very proud of our achievements, and the financial and environmental benefits that will flow to each health service for decades to come.

Wonthaggi Hospital Gippsland Solar

Two engineers in the house

28 August 2019

What’s better than employing an in-house electrical engineer? Employing two of them!

We are thrilled to welcome qualified electrical engineers, Dushan and Angelo to the Gippsland Solar commercial team.

Dushan has come to Australia on a four-year skilled migration visa, and has designed, delivered and commissioned a number of 2-3MW projects (including Colombo Airport), and also a complete Micro-grid system on the Maldives.

Dushan has moved from Sri Lanka to Traralgon to further his career, after we were recommended as the commercial solar company of choice in Australia, and is settling in nicely in the Latrobe Valley.

Angelo has been working in the Australian industry for a while now, and brings a high level of experience delivering some of the largest systems across the Victorian network. He has actually delivered some of our projects through a highly respected consulting company, and they are both wonderful assets to the workforce (and top blokes to go with it).

Not only will they take our projects to a new level, but they are working with our two electrical engineers in training, nurturing their development as we deliver larger systems every month.

This significant investment is a sign of our confidence in the long-term GipSol business model. By doubling down (pardon the pun!) on two of the industry’s most highly regarded engineers, as well as investing in AutoCad and 3D drone modelling software, we are now able to deliver the most complex and challenging projects within our workforce.

Dushan & Angelo Gippsland Solar

Solar Powered Penguins coming soon!

13 June 2019

The Gippsland Solar team are proud to announce that they have just put the finishing touches on an epic 200kW system at the new Phillip Island Nature Park’s Penguin Parade Visitors Centre.

Not only did we pull out all stops to complete this project for Kane Constructions on a tight deadline, but we have been nominated by Kane for a sub-contractor Excellence Award at their gala evening in August.

We used 666 x Trina Solar mono PERC solar panels, and of course, our favourite Fronius Australia inverters.

It was a privilege to again work with our friends at Phillip Island Nature Park, where we have also installed a 100kW system at the Nobbies Centre just down the road.

We are extremely grateful to our project managers, installers and admin team, for delivering such a prestigious, yet challenging project to the highest standard.

You can check out the spectacular new Penguin Parade Visitor Centre, and say hi to some of the feathered locals, when the centre opens in November 2019.

New Phillip Island Nature Parks Penguin Parade Visitor Centre Gippsland Solar

Where are they now? Sporting Legends

23 May 2019

Financial payback achieved in 3.5 years for Sporting Legends Club!

Gippsland Solar have been at the forefront of the solar for business industry. We installed the first 100kW system in our region back in 2013, and we are collecting many years of data across thousands of sites.

Sporting Legends Club installed a 100kW system in mid-2015, at a cost of $120,000 at the time. And after 3.5 years, they have already saved $120,000 on their electricity bills, and achieved a complete financial return.

The board at Sporting Legends were quite skeptical about the return they would see from this system (there weren’t many other systems of this size in the region). We deliberately took a conservative position, so that they would actually enjoy greater savings than we promised.

By collecting remote monitoring data over the life of the system, we were able to show them that they have indeed achieved these savings, and they are now looking to invest in another 100kW on the business extension.

Being able to prove these savings, and monitor our client’s system proactively, provides us with a great amount of satisfaction. Now we can show other businesses exactly what they will realise in savings, with a happy client like Sporting Legends to prove it.

If you are considering solar for your business or workplace, contact us on 1300 447 765 or via our website.