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.”

Walsh Bay Finger Wharf
Walsh Bay Finger Wharf