Solar panels a ray of sunshine
CITY of Kwinana has expanded its clean energy efforts with the recent installation of 384 solar panels on the Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre.
Mayor Carol Adams said the 100-kilowatt solar power system would save the city over $40,000 and 134,600kg of carbon dioxide.
“In the first year these solar panels will produce approximately the same amount of energy as 30 average Australian homes would consume,” Cr Adams said.
She said it was an important part of the City’s climate change mitigation and adaptation plan.
“We fully endorse the use of solar energy in both commercial and residential applications and are proud to announce the successful installation of solar technology for the Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre.
“The City is reducing its impact on the environment while delivering savings to our community.”
She said energy generation using solar technology was the way of the future.
“The City is joining a growing list of businesses and councils who are installing large scale photovoltaic solar systems to reduce operating costs,” she said.
“Increasing power prices and falling solar panel prices coupled with the fact many council facilities are used during the day make solar energy an attractive investment.”
Solar panels are installed at Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre.