Solar to cut carbon and costs at Queen Victoria Market

The City of Melbourne is boosting sustainability in the Queen Victoria Market precinct, powering up more than 650 solar panels to cut carbon emissions and electricity costs.

​Another 900 panels will be switched on over the coming months, generating a total of more than 900,000 kilowatt hours a year – enough to power 205 Melbourne households. 

The new solar power system will reduce the market’s electricity bill by $100,000 a year. 

The system will also have significant environmental benefits – saving more than 1,300 tonnes of carbon emissions each year and supporting Council’s commitment to become a zero-carbon city by 2040. 

Following the project’s completion in mid-2023, the market will be home to 3,765m2 of solar panels, which would cover the surface of three Olympic swimming pools. 

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