You might have heard about (or even seen!) our new solar carports that are being constructed in CP1 and CP2 at the Bendigo Campus.
As part of this project, there will be a power outage at the Bendigo Campus on Saturday 5 December from 7am to 1pm, to enable the inverters for the carports to be connected into the main electrical system.
The following buildings will be impacted and there will be no student access to these buildings during the outage:
Not only will the new solar carports help to reduce our carbon emissions, they’ll also provide some much-needed shade in the summer.
The project is part of La Trobe’s Net Zero program, and will help to reduce carbon emissions across all regional campuses by more than 20% – a significant step towards these campuses reaching their 2022 net zero target. And once the project is complete, 30% of electricity generated at Bendigo will be from on-site renewables!