The City of Sydney has selected Solgen Energy to undertake a $6 million project to fit solar photovoltaic panels to more than 30 sites over the next two years.
The panels will have a total capacity of more than 1,250 kilowatts, making it the largest building-mounted solar PV programme in Australia, ahead of the University of Queensland’s 1,200 kilowatts and Adelaide showground’s 1,000 kilwatts.
Solar panels will be installed on buildings including: Town Hall House, Redfern Oval grandstand, Railway Square Bus Interchange, Sydney Park Pavilion, the town halls in Paddington, Redfern and Glebe as well as libraries, community centres and Council depots. They will generate 12.5% of the electricity needs of all City properties.
The City has already installed solar hot water and/or photovoltaic systems on 18 sites, including 240 solar panels installed on the Sydney Town Hall.