Yackandandah battery update

After almost two years of planning, the installation of the Yackandandah community-scale solar and battery system, known as Yack01, is now underway.

The Agency of Sculpture workshop is now fully covered in solar panels, including a collection of west-facing panels to capture even the last of the sun’s rays each day.

Keeping up with new technology developments, we’ve had bi-facial panels installed. The see-through panels can create energy from the sun that hits directly and underneath from reflected sunshine.

The battery storage unit has also arrived and is being stored. We’ll build concrete footings over the coming weeks, before craning the battery into its final position.

Following some final on-site electrical works, Yack01 will begin supplying members of the Yackandandah community energy hub with clean energy from June this year. The battery is a vital step toward reaching Yackandandah’s goal of making the town’s energy 100% renewable.

Yack 01 is being delivered in partnership with Totally Renewable Yackandandah and support from philanthropic funders, and the Victorian Government.