Marrickville Council Chambers has recently commissioned Solgen Energy to install its 20kW solar power system on the rooftop of its building.

The 20kW solar electric system has been designed by Solgen Energy’s engineers and will be using 80 ET Solar Polycrystalline Photovoltaic (PV) modules and 2 SMA Solar Technology Inverters.

Once finalised, the installation is expected to reduce Marrickville Council Chambers’ carbon emission by 31 tonnes yearly and save approximately $5000 on their annual electricity bill. Savings and carbon emission reduction will be traceable thanks to the installation of a SMA Sunny WebBox and SMA Sunny Portal which will record the system performance.

Marrickville Council is not the first council to make the step towards green energy. Recently Solgen Energy has developed and installed PV systems for other councils like Shoalhaven City Council, Waverley City Council, Lake Macquarie City Council and Bathurst Regional Council among others. Solgen Energy is also equipping some 30 properties across Sydney as part of the overall City of Sydney project.

In joining the string of councils to switching part of their electricity use to solar, Marrickville shows its commitment to a sustainable, cleaner future for its community. Solar power is carbon neutral and help reduce carbon footprint while saving money on power bills. In making the system’s performance and savings generated publicly available on the council webpage, Marrickville Council Chamber is hoping to lead the example within the community and motivate residents and other councils to install solar electric systems.

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