Going solar for our environment

Council’s My Place youth centre in Pakenham has had an environmental boost with solar electric systems to help reduce future energy costs and the impact on the environment.

A 31kW system was installed to reduce electricity-related CO2 emissions by approximately 44 tonnes annually.

A solar electricity system installed at the Pakenham Hall, library and U3A building late last year is providing annual savings of around $16,500 in electricity costs and reducing greenhouse emissions by approximately 120 tonnes per annum.

Council replaced more than 500 lights at the building with energy efficient LEDs which will further reduce operating and maintenance costs, greenhouse gas emissions and improve lighting at the centre.

This story featured in the Winter 2019 edition of Connect magazine. Read or listen to the full edition.


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