Cairns Regional Council – 165kW
Initiating a solution for the future Cairns Regional Council was keen to implement a solution that would offset the high […]LEARN MORE
Randwick City Council in Sydney is recognised as an environmental leader in the local government sector. The Council introduced a special environmental levy to fund a comprehensive ‘Sustaining Our City’ program which incorporates key activity areas including conserving energy and tackling greenhouse emissions as well as a range of community education initiatives such as the annual Eco Living Fair and Green Innovation Awards.
In addition, the Council has implemented major water saving projects, introduced a community car share scheme for residents including designated parking for car share and hybrid vehicles, and has a number of small solar power installations at various Council sites.
|Client:||Randwick City Council|
|Date completed:||September, 2009|
|Solar system peak capacity:||36.72kW|
|Panel:||216 x Schott 170W Poly modules|
|Inverter:||3 x SMA SMC11000TL-10|
|Green savings:||68 tonnes of emissions per annum|
|Solar electricity generated:||61 MWh per annum|
As part of its commitment to environmental sustainability, Randwick City Council sought to boost its green energy generation capacity.
Over 7 days the Solgen Energy team installed a 36 kWp solar electric system covering 326.5 square metres of the Maroubra Depot’s roof, creating one of the largest solar power systems in Australia of its time.
The installation consists of 216 high quality Schott Solar modules, which are ideally suited to Australia’s harsh climate and have been proven to outlast competitors in terms of durability and efficiency.
A web-enabled monitoring device was built into the system, enabling Council staff to access real time energy generation statistics, as well as to store and analyse data.
The system not only improves energy efficiency while reducing energy consumption and operating costs, but also positions Randwick City Council as an environmental leader, encouraging local businesses and residents to take up similar sustainability practices.
In addition to these benefits, the installation will also:
“Council has been keen to demonstrate strong leadership in responding to climate change and has been installing solar systems, both hot-water and photovoltaic panels for some years. This has culminated in the completion of this 36 kilowatt PV system at our Works Depot which now gives us 48kW installed on Council sites – a great example for our community and local government around Australia. We look forward to the next range of innovations to help reduce further our ecological and carbon footprints.”
Randwick City Council Manager Sustainability, Peter Maganov