Port Albert Wharf

Project Highlights

Power Production: 27,000kWh per year
Carbon Savings: 32 Tonnes abated per year
Annual Savings: $7,500

Wildfish Restaurant on Port Albert Wharf is an iconic tourist location, attracting many thousands of visitors every year.

The restaurant is renowned for having some of the finest dining in Gippsland, and also for its incredible location overlooking the wharf and ocean towards Wilsons Promontory. The spectacular and rugged location also creates challenges for a solar project, with extreme winds and exposure to salt-mist.

So in 2016, Port Albert Wharf turned to Gippsland Solar to provide a tailored solution. This 20kW system was designed specifically for a coastal installation, with the products carefully designed to be installed within 10 metres of the ocean.

The solar panels, inverters and framing all feature the highest possible tolerance to salt-mist and high winds. After the first year of operation, this system has already returned 25% on its investment, and significantly improved Wildfish Restuarant’s financial bottom line.

The system is performing above expectations, and delivering on all aspects.