Campbelltown City Council is Proud to be able to reduce its carbon footprint with the installation of several large and small grid connected solar panel systems.
Council Office and Function Centre
The 33kW system is made up of 165 panels, and will create around 45 MWh of electricity, or enough to power 15 efficient homes. This means a reduction of over 40 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year.
A row of angled panels can be seen at the Council Administration building showcasing the photovoltaic system, with the majority of panels mounted flat on the roof behind. Angled panels are also located on the Function Centre roof.
An information screen within the Council Administration Centre foyer provides live data on how much electricity is being created, as well as how much has been generated since the system became operational in November 2009.
For more information on this system including the amount of the energy generated, total yield, CO2 Avoided and operational graphs, please visit the Council's page on the Sunny Portal site.
In February 2011, Council extended its carbon footprint reduction further by installing a second large system on the roof of the Campbelltown Library. Due to the vast roof space a 50kW system was able to be installed with 300 panels. The information screen for this system can be viewed inside the library displaying live data on the electricity being generated.
For more information on this system including the amount of the energy generated, total yield, CO2 Avoided and operational graphs, please visit the Library's page on the Sunny Portal site.
The Hectorville Community Centre was fitted with a 2kW system in 2009.
The latest addition to Councils Solar Power is a 2.6kW system on the Athelstone Community Hall.