In a ground-breaking partnership, AGL and Tenpin Bowling Australia (TBA) announced today that AGL will begin installation of a 99.8kW solar system on the tenpin bowling High Performance Centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, which will be named the AGL National High Performance Centre.

AGL will shortly begin installation of the solar system made up of 217 solar panels on the roof of the centre to help harness the power of the sun to provide renewable energy to the centre.

The solar system at the AGL National High Performance Centre will meet 44 per cent of the centre’s overall energy demands and allows some renewable energy to be exported back into the grid.

AGL General Manager Commercial and Industrial Customers Ryan Warburton said the new partnership brings unique value to both organisations.

“We’re proud to be partnering with Tenpin Bowling Australia to help the organisation realise its renewable energy potential.

“This is a unique partnership that provides the potential for AGL to support Australia’s future tenpin bowling athletes through renewable energy and sponsorship.”

“With energy a key factor for tenpin bowling centres, this partnership is just another example of how AGL is providing sustainable energy solutions for all Australians.”

TBA Chief Executive Officer Rohan O’Neill said the organisation was pleased to be partnering with AGL.

“We are delighted to welcome AGL to the Tenpin Bowling community in this flagship sponsorship arrangement that will deliver several positive outcomes. 

“Harnessing solar energy to help power the AGL High Performance Centre is a major step forward into ensuring the sport prepares for the future.

“With our Olympic ambitions clear, this partnership enables the sport to invest more in developing our talented athletes while also doing our bit for the planet.”

“Energy costs are a major consideration for any tenpin bowling centre, and we believe that through our partnership with AGL, we can make a difference adding solar power.”

As part of the partnership, AGL will be working closely with TBA to enable further energy savings for other tenpin bowling centres across the country while accelerating the transition to renewable energy.  Several centres already have existing solar energy capability however there remains a huge opportunity for the conversion of tenpin bowling centres to solar energy. 

This announcement is timely given the AGL High Performance Centre will host the International Bowling Federation World Cup and Para Bowling World Cup in November 2022. 

The centre, which recently hosted the Tenpin Premier League Suncity Showdown, is visited by more than 400 league bowlers every week.