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

The Project

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.

The program started in 2015, with solar panels installed in more than 38 Council buildings so far. The $3.5 million project is largely funded through a $3.1 million Federal Government grant, with Wyndham City investing $400,000.

2019/20 program
Over the 2019/20 financial year, Wyndham City will install solar panels in 14 community buildings, including kindergartens, childcare centres and sports pavilions.

These 14 panels will save community groups $2 million over their 20-year lifespan and prevent 467 tonnes of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere each year.

Features

  • 52 solar panels installed in buildings across the municipality when the 2019/20 stream of the project is complete

Benefits                                                                                                                                        

  • A total of 63,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions offset
  • A total of $10 million saved in energy costs during the lifetime of the panels
  • Help Wyndham keep pace with population growth and increasing energy demands

 

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