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 email@example.com
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
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