Sydney Theatre Company has begun installation of the theatre’s new $5.2 million solar power project. When complete 70% of the theatre company’s power will be provided by the 1,906 panels, which will generate some 500KW.
The installation is a major part of the 3-year Greening The Wharf project which will transform The Wharf, the Company’s home on Sydney Harbour, into a unique demonstration of how buildings, including heritage-listed ones, can be made more sustainable. The project, which will deliver the majority of Sydney Theatre Company’s energy and water requirements from sustainable sources, is believed to be a first for any theatre company in the world in its scale and comprehensive approach to sustainability.
New South Wales Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Frank Sartor said: “The funding will transform the historic, heritage-listed Walsh Bay finger wharf into a publicly accessible green technology showcase. Every visitor to The Wharf will see the green technology in action and appreciate how it can deliver efficiencies with equal, if not better, performance.”