A partnership powering the future
Gavin Hodgins is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FloatPac, a state of the art Australian-owned business based in Melbourne. With over 35 years of experience in research and development, manufacturing, design, and supply of a range of innovative products, Gavin was ready to take FloatPac on one of its most ambitious projects to date: floating solar power.
FloatPac’s move into green and sustainable energy is a natural progression for the business, allowing Gavin to apply the expertise and learnings gained from FloatPac’s other lines of business such as FishPac, FlexiTank, and RainPac.
FloatPac’s floatovoltaic system provides 100% recyclable, UV-stabilised, rot and mould resistant floatation pods that together increase efficiency, space utilisation, and water conservation. But being relatively new technology in an emerging industry, Gavin noticed a lack of awareness surrounding floating solar power, as well as general scepticism carried over from the limitations of land-based systems.