Learn about our Solar Program

Vicinity Centres CEO and Managing Director Grant Kelley and Premier of SA, The Hon Steven Marshall announce our solar program.

We’re getting solar ready.

Australia’s largest investment in solar for shopping centres is about to reach another significant milestone with the installation of roof top solar panels at Colonnades.

This exciting new source of clean, renewable energy will help us power the centre, reduce our exposure to the volatile energy market and make a positive environmental impact. When complete, our new 1.8 megawatts (MW) solar system could provide enough annual energy to power over 420 average Australian homes.

The Colonnades solar installation forms part of Vicinity’s ongoing strategy to develop ‘intelligent energy destinations’ in our communities across Australia. We are already leading the way in retail property renewable energy with a $73m investment across 22 centres that once completed, will deliver an estimated 31 MW of energy annually. This would be enough to power over 8,300 average Australian homes a year with renewable energy!

As with all major improvements to our centres, visitors may experience some minor disruption, but rest assured we’ll do our very best to minimise any impact.

When complete, our discreet but highly-effective roof top solar panels will help us provide an enhanced experience and shared value for the entire Colonnades community.