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More solar energy greens the City

Posted on August 04, 2017
The City of Bayswater has just installed 148 solar rooftop panels at Bayswater Waves.

The 40 kilowatt panels are expected to save the City approximately $10,000 per year in electricity costs.

Mayor Barry McKenna said the project is part of a larger environmental sustainability program aimed at reducing water and electricity usage at Council owned facilities.

"We are working to reduce our carbon footprint and the solar panels are a way to help us achieve that," Mayor McKenna said.

"We hope that using these solar panels will set a good example for other businesses in the area.

"We want to encourage sustainable living and help to address environmental issues such as climate change at a local level.

"At the City of Bayswater, we're doing our part to commit to a more sustainable future."

The solar panels recently installed at Bayswater Waves saves 57 tonnes of carbon or the equivalent to that used by four houses.

The City also also has solar power panels installed at its Depot, the Civic Centre in Morley, The RISE Community Recreation Centre in Maylands, Lightning Park Recreation Centre in Noranda and Olive Tree House.

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