Cleantech partnerships boosts energy choices

Friday, 24 November 2017 10:02 AM

The Black Shed Project is Greater Geelong's first renewable energy and energy efficiency demonstration site, showcasing state-of the-art renewable energy and technology solutions to everyday problems that benefit our community.

The Black Shed Project is one of thirteen initiatives supported by Cleantech Innovations; a partnership between the Victorian Government, Geelong Manufacturing Council and the City of Greater Geelong.

Cleantech Innovations is working to establish Greater Geelong as a clean technology centre of excellence by attracting environmentally-friendly investment, creating jobs of the future and building energy-based skills and knowledge within our region. It is also an example of how we are collaborating with local business to implement our community’s clever and creative vision.

The demonstration site, coordinated by local business Green Earth Electrical, will be a key community resource where people and business can learn about money-saving and carbon reducing technologies that will benefit our economy.

In its first year, the project will create four new jobs, support the maintain five existing jobs and develop the skills of over 400 people in the Greater Geelong community. 

The Black Shed Project is located at 30-32 Separation Street in North Geelong. It is open to the general public, builders and architects and will also be available for targeted industry information sessions and tours for business and community groups, as well as educational workshops for school children.   

 Guy Wilson-Browne - Director City Services

“The Black Shed Project showcases the latest residential and commercial renewable energy technologies, providing the Greater Geelong community with a place to learn about new technologies that save money, cut carbon emissions and create local jobs.”
“We are proud to have supported such an innovative project and look forward to working with our Cleantech partners to continue delivering our community’s clever and creative vision.”

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