Sydney initiative kicks off A$4.3m solar project

Sydney Park Pavilion is the first of 30 sites to use solar photovoltaic panels as part of a A$4.3m project to boost renewable project in the Australian city.

Once completed, the City’s project will be the largest building-mounted solar panel program in Australia, with a total peak electrical capacity of 1.25 MW. The solar program is expected to reduce the City’s annual carbon pollution by as much as 2,250 tonnes.

Allan Jones, Sydney’s Chief Development Officer, Energy and Climate Change said: “Surplus power from the solar panels will be exported across the local electricity distribution network to other City buildings, using the trigeneration local electricity trading system, rather than being exported to the grid at much lower electricity wholesale prices.

This will reduce the cost of reducing carbon pollution by a further 50 per cent.”

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