Maleny IGA may be the oldest, original commercial premises in Maleny. But that doesn't mean we don't keep up with technology ... particularly when the environment can benefit. Maleny IGA began trading fresh foods with local residents from the 'Universal Providers' Building in 1905. That was before electricity was delivered to Maleny in the once traditional poles and wires method. 101 years later and Maleny IGA recently completed stage 2 of a 3-stage collaborative project with Project Brainstorm. This involved the installation of fifty kilowatts of solar panels onto the retail business's vast roofline. The final stage of this project will be completed after further analysis of the combined performance of the Solar Panels with the Power Factor Correction Unit that was fitted. This analysis, to be taken over the next three months, will ascertain if it will be best to fit an LPG Generation System or another Solar PV system to reduce the peak demand costs. By investing in this Renewable Energy Option, we continue our dedication to the modernisation and transformation of our Heritage-Listed building while satisfying community values on the range. As well as having the oldest, original commercial premises in Maleny, now they can also boast the largest harvest of solar energy on a daily basis on The Blackall Range.