Solar is coming to Castle Plaza

11 May 2018

 

Castle Plaza will be part of Australia's largest ever investment in shopping centre solar with $28 million towards solar installations at five Vicinity centres across SA and WA.

Grant Kelley, CEO and Managing Director of Vicinity Centres said, "The environmental benefits of the installations are equivalent to removing more than 9,500 cars from our roads and will create enough power to supply more than 3,000 average homes for a year."

The entire project, at 11.2 megawatts (MW), will see approximately 39,000 individual solar panels installed and will generate upwards of 17.4 gigawatt hours (GWh) of energy each year - equivalent to powering Adelaide Oval light towers for 3.5 years. Stage one of the solar installation will include: SA's Castle Plaza, Elizabeth City Centre and Kurralta Park, and WA's Ellenbrook Central and Currambine Central.

The project includes three Australian shopping centre firsts, including:

  • Australia's largest single solar installation at Elizabeth City Centre in SA at 5.8MW
  • Australia's largest car park shade solar installation at 5.6MW, across four sites, and
  • Australia's largest battery installation at a shopping centre - Castle Plaza in SA.