Wyndham City Council’s Large-Scale Solar project has been designed to reduce the energy demands and greenhouse emissions of Council’s community buildings through the installation of Solar Photovoltaics (PV) and cutting-edge battery technology. The large scale solar project is one of the largest rollouts of commercial-scale rooftop solar by local government in Australia. The project will help Wyndham keep pace with population growth and increasing energy demands. Through this program Wyndham is demonstrating its dedication and commitment to contributing to a sustainable future for its residents.
Over 30 council facilities have had solar panels installed including the Civic Centre, Aquapulse, Encore as well as community centres and sports pavilions. Some facilities have also had batteries installed.
More than 1,530 kW of solar PV have been installed with another 320 kW planned for delivery by June 2018. At the completion of this project, approximately 1.85 MW of solar PV will have been installed, offsetting 52,900 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and saving over $5million in energy costs during its lifetime. This is equivalent to an annual energy offset of 500 households.
Over 300 kWh of battery storage is also being installed across a number of community buildings. As well as showcasing the benefits of battery storage to the community, it will also provide energy for the buildings when the sun goes down.
Watch this space as the large scale solar and battery projects continue to expand.