Ward:
  • Chaffey
  • Harrison
  • Iramoo
Phase:
Ongoing
Contact Details:
Environment & Water Department
mail@wyndham.vic.gov.au
Solar panels

The Wyndham Solar City Project has been designed to reduce the energy demands and greenhouse emissions of the municipality’s community buildings through the installation of solar panels 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, with over 2.27MW of solar and 373kWh of batteries installed to date.

The program started in 2015, with solar panels installed across 59 Council buildings so far. The $3.5 million project has been largely funded through a $3.1 million Federal Government grant, with Wyndham City investing $400,000 to date.

In 2020/21, Council will invest an additional $1.36 million to install solar panels on 12 more community buildings, including kindergartens and sporting pavilions.

We will also invest in upgrades to our existing solar assets. This will include installing hardware for advanced remote monitoring of operations, solar generation, site energy consumption and overall impact across 17 Council facilities.

Planning is also underway to design and build a solar car parking and shade structure at one of our newly-developed Integrated Family Centres. This project will including integrated electric vehicle charging capability from renewable energy that would reduce Council's environmental footprint while providing access to charging for local residents.

For more information, contact the Environment and Water Department at mail@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Features

A total of 86 individual solar systems installed across 71 Council buildings across Wyndham

Over 2.7MW of solar panels installed when the 2020/21 program of works are complete

Benefits                                                                                                                                       

Over 3800 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions offset each year

Over $17.7 million saved in energy costs during the 20-year lifetime of the panels

Help Wyndham keep pace with population growth and increasing energy demands

Projects by suburb

WERRIBEE

  • Galvin Park Reserve Soccer Pavilion B, Werribee
  • Werribee West Family Centre, Werribee
  • Thomas Chirnside Kindergarten, Werribee
  • Galvin Park Reserve Tennis Pavilion, Werribee (upgrades to existing solar assets to include remote system monitoring)
  • Wayaperri House, Werribee (upgrades to existing solar assets to include remote system monitoring)

HOPPERS CROSSING

  • Cambridge Reserve Tennis Club, Hoppers Crossing
  • Grange Reserve Pavilion, Hoppers Crossing
  • Wilmington Kindergarten and Community Centre, Hoppers Crossing
  • AquaPulse, Hoppers Crossing (upgrades to existing solar assets to include remote system monitoring)
  • Encore Events Centre, Hoppers Crossing (upgrades to existing solar assets to include remote system monitoring)
  • Central Park Community Centre, Hoppers Crossing (upgrades to existing solar assets to include remote system monitoring)
  • The Grange Community Centre, Hoppers Crossing (upgrades to existing solar assets to include remote system monitoring)
  • Yerambooee Community Centre, Hoppers Crossing (upgrades to existing solar assets to include remote system monitoring)
  • Youth Resource Centre, Hoppers Crossing (upgrades to existing solar assets to include remote system monitoring)
  • TARNEIT
  • Riverdale Integrated Family Centre, Tarneit
  • Tarneit North Integrated Family Centre, Tarneit
  • Penrose Community Centre, Tarneit (upgrades to existing solar assets to include remote system monitoring)
  • Tarneit Community Centre, Tarneit (upgrades to existing solar assets to include remote system monitoring)

TRUGANINA

  • Truganina South East Integrated Family Centre, Truganina
  • Truganina East Early Years Centre, Truganina (upgrades to existing solar assets to include remote system monitoring)
  • Arndell Park Community Centre, Truganina (upgrades to existing solar assets to include remote system monitoring)

POINT COOK

  • Dunnings Road Reserve Pavilion, Point Cook
  • Featherbrook Sports Pavilion, Point Cook
  • Featherbrook Community Centre, Point Cook (upgrades to existing solar assets to include remote system monitoring)
  • Jamieson Way Community Centre, Point Cook (upgrades to existing solar assets to include remote system monitoring)
  • Saltwater Reserve Tennis Pavilion, Point Cook (upgrades to existing solar assets to include remote system monitoring)

MANOR LAKES

  • Manor Lakes Community Centre, Manor Lakes (upgrades to existing solar assets to include remote system monitoring)

LAVERTON NORTH

  • Lawrie Emmins Reserve Pavilions, Laverton North

WILLIAMS LANDING

  • Williams Landing Pavilion, Williams Landing (upgrades to existing solar assets to include remote system monitoring)

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