Looking for a lovely story to match the many wonderful assets of the beautiful South Australian city of Mount Gambier? The fact that the Blue Lake, aka the bottomless lake and one of the city’s main tourist spots, has an average depth of 75 metres. That’s right, the only bottomless lake where the depth is known.
The second most populous city in South Australia, the city borders the Victorian coast and is dominated by a geography of volcanic craters and outcrops – hence the lake. However, the city is also an important centre for primary industry and mining, with tourism also playing an important role.
Finding evidence of a firm commitment to future energy needs is not hard for Mount Gambier. An example is the solar training centre established at the Mount Gambier TAFE campus. The centre offers training for contractors looking to receive the qualifications necessary to install and maintain domestic stand-alone solar power systems, and battery storage systems for grid-connected solar panels.
Like many towns and cities across South Australia, solar panel installations have been popping up everywhere in Mount Gambier. By the end of June 2020, more than 2,300 small-scale solar power systems had been installed in Mount Gambier's postcode (5290) and there some great solar installers servicing the city; such as those listed above.
The Blue Lake city’s well of goodwill towards solar energy is – like the lake – runs very deep!