Wyndham City embraces solar power

27th Jun 2012

Solar panels are starting to become the norm for buildings all over Australia – and now Wyndham City is the latest to follow the trend.

Several buildings throughout the area have been fitted with five-kilowatt solar panel systems, including those in Werribee CBD and Point Cook Library.

These two facilities have been chosen because they are frequently visited by locals and can serve as an example of the benefits of going green.

Aside from lowering the bills of these buildings – and heaven knows we all like to save money – the systems will also reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 8920.6 kilograms per panel.

Pretty impressive when you think about it.

Wyndham mayor Kim McAliney said that the solar panels should help inform locals of the benefits of renewable energy sources.

"Educational displays have been created in each of the community learning centres to highlight energy, cost and emissions savings to visitors and provide a clear demonstration of the benefits of solar power," she commented.

The idea is that local people will see Wyndham City to be leading by example, showing how much energy they can save on their own homes.

Who knows, the area could soon become Australia's next solar hub!

Posted by Mike Peacock


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