Mondo and solar installer Cherry Energy have officially handed over Wodonga TAFE’s 600 kW solar system (1584 panels total) that will supply approximately 30% of the campus’ daily power.
It has been a stand-out year for Wodonga TAFE, who won the Sustainability Procurement Award from Procurement Australia and has larger renewables ambitions – with the community in the heart of it.
“This investment by Wodonga TAFE into renewable energy brings with it a number of benefits for the institute, its students and the broader community. Our partnership with Mondo involves the exploration of new technologies building capabilities in sustainable energy platforms and renewable energy”, said Phil Paterson, CEO of Wodonga TAFE.
“Our partnerships with Mondo, Cherry Energy Solutions and Procurement Australia also allowed us to utilise and invest in local businesses within the Hume region to implement the solar energy project. Further, we’ve finalised on-the-ground industry research into workforce capability and skill needs in the renewable sector, providing a great blueprint for training and employment opportunities within the Hume region.”
The use of Mondo’s Ubi devices will allow energy sharing across the campus and the potential for future community power generation in partnership with other community organisations such as Renewables Albury Wodonga (RAW).
Displayed throughout the campus is the Mondo Portal which visualises near real-time monitoring of the solar system, bringing the positive impact of renewables closer to students, staff and visitors.