Solar on Public Buildings

The Solar on Public Buildings is a $9.2 million program funded by the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). The program will install solar systems on public buildings within the Barwon South West, Grampians, Hume, Loddon Mallee and Port Phillip regions, to help reduce energy bills, increase community energy knowledge and enhance the long-term sustainability of volunteer community groups.

The program will also add value to the public land sites by carrying out energy audits on all sites, improving electrical safety on old buildings and installing an energy monitoring system to monitor the solar system performance in real time. Battery installations will be considered for some sites.

The program follows the successful implementation of a similar program in the Gippsland region in 2017-19, which resulted in solar system installations on 69 public buildings.

Murrindindi Climate Network assisted several groups in the Murrindindi Shire to submit applications, and one of these, Buxton Hall, has been successful.