Ovida is pleased to be working with Gippsland Solar for the first installation of a renewable energy distribution solution for a multi-tenanted building as part of its Community Energy Hubs Project.
Ovida is leading the first-of-a-kind Community Energy Hubs project to work with multi-tenanted buildings, like apartment buildings and small commercial centres, to provide a no up-font cost solar and battery storage system, with energy distribution technology to provide the cheaper, sustainable supplementary energy to each participant’s premises, behind their grid meter.
Through this project Ovida is bringing more affordable solar energy to people who may not have had access to it in the past, including renters, and unlocking value for the community by lowering energy costs for entire apartment buildings and commercial centres.
Ovida Project Manager Elissa-Jane Bowden said Gippsland Solar had the expertise needed to help bring this project to life.
“Gippsland Solar were successful in the competitive tendering process for the first building installation. They presented an innovative, efficient and cost effective design that resolved several site challenges. Gippsland Solar’s team of Pat Tale and Brendan Laidlaw have exceeded our expectations in capability, innovative thinking and advanced renewable energy design, they are just great to work with on this complex project.”
Gippsland Solar General Manager Peter Stansfield said the project aligned with the team’s vision.
“Our constant re-investment into design, engineering, validation, modelling, thermal technology and most importantly talented staff, enable us to ‘push the boundaries’ and take the renewable industry to new levels of excellence and innovation. Ovida’s industry-leading Community Energy Hubs project is an ideal platform to showcase these capabilities.”
The location of the first Community Energy Hub will be announced later this year. This project is supported by the Victorian Government through the Microgrid Demonstration Initiative.