RACV Solar buys Ocean Grove solar company

July 30, 2021 BY

Andy McCarthy (centre) signs the contract with owners Nikki Hinge and Reece Crabtree.

RACV SOLAR has fully acquired Ocean Grove company Great Ocean Solar and Electrical.

This acquisition will allow RACV’s solar business, RACV Solar, to continue its expansion and investment in the Geelong, Surf Coast and south-west Victoria region.

Great Ocean Solar and Electrical, a solar panel and battery installation business, is already the local delivery partner for a number of RACV Solar’s key projects, including the Geelong Community Solar Program and installations on the Surf Coast Shire’s council buildings.

The company is also installing free solar and battery systems on community buildings throughout the region as part of RACV’s $1 million Solar in the Regions initiative.

RACV Solar chief executive officer and director Andy McCarthy said he was thrilled Great Ocean Solar and Electrical would become a permanent member of the RACV Solar family.

“Great Ocean Solar and Electrical has grown rapidly over the past three years as a direct result of the dedication and experience of its founders and owners Nikki Hinge and Reece Crabtree,” he said.

“Their high quality solutions, industry expertise and commitment to outstanding customer service made them the perfect fit to join RACV Solar, and we look forward to welcoming Nikki, Reece and their 12 employees into the team.

“This acquisition will provide positive benefits, not only to both our companies, but also to the region through local jobs and greater spend with local suppliers.” .

Ms Hinge said she and Mr Crabtree were delighted to be partnering with RACV Solar.

“RACV Solar’s reputation for innovation and commitment to their customers and Victorian communities, as well as the highly recognisable and trusted RACV brand, will help us continue to deliver and grow our renewable energy solutions for customers,” Ms Hinge said.

The purchase of Great Ocean Solar and Electrical will allow RACV Solar to provide more energy-efficient solutions for members and customers in the Geelong region, including solar power and battery storage for homes and businesses, electric vehicle charging, smart hot water heat pumps and heating and cooling systems.


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