‘Considerable benefits’: Council installs solar panels at depot | Liverpool City Champion
Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller said installing a 42 kW solar system in the community depot on Rose Street is in line with the city council’s strategic direction to provide energy efficient facilities.
The $ 50,000 investment in 80 solar panels results in savings of up to $ 17,000 per year (after the four-year payback period) and builds on last year’s audit that identified community buildings that were consuming significant amounts of energy.
“We know that the use of solar panels will bring significant environmental benefits as well as energy cost savings for the local council in the years to come,” said Mayor Waller.
“There is no better way to fully control your energy usage than generating your own solar power.
“The council recognizes the rapid rise in energy costs and this installation complements solar panels previously installed in 13 other council-owned locations.
“The council also has a program to improve lighting in parks with solar-powered light installations and continue to monitor and reduce energy consumption.”
Located in Liverpool City Library, all Council Childcare Centers, Council Community Centers in Green Valley, Moorebank, Wattle Grove, Chipping Norton, Prestons, the outbuildings in Casula Parklands and the recently completed Cirillo Reservation solar panels already installed.