Marrickville Council has gone solar by employing Solar Choice to install a 20kW solar panel system on the rooftop of its administration building. This is the latest solar system installation that Solar Choice Commercial has tendered. The council has undertaken this project in a bid to reduce its environmental impact.
Benefits of the Solar Choice Installation
Utilising the solar array will allow the council to reduce the annual CO2 emissions of the administration building by 31 tonnes a year. The council will also be able to decrease its electricity bills by about half since it won’t have to buy electricity from the grid especially when the peak rate tariff is up.
Solar Choice installed a 80x ET Solar polycrystalline PV modules and 2 SMA inverters-1x SMA STP 08000TL and 1x SMA STP 12000 TL. The system also included an SMA Sunny WebBox and Sunny Portal. This will enable the council to keep track of the solar array’s performance using Bluetooth connection. The public is also be able to access this information through the council’s webpage.
Marrickville Council is just one of the many organizations who have gone solar to reduce their carbon footprint and save money on their electricity bills at the same time. There are thousands of institutions, both public and private which have installed similar solar arrays in their buildings and premises.
Notable Solar Power Installations
Some of the notable solar system installations completed through the efforts of Solar Choice Commercial Brokers are the following: 120 kW thin-film amorphous silicon solar panel installation at regional airport in Newman, Western Australia, 100 kW crystalline solar panel installation at government trust premises at North Ryde, Sydney, 50 kW solar array on Grafton Library, Grafton, NSW, 100 kW tubular solar power installation on a prominent club in Blacktown, New South Wales, and many more.
But what makes Marrickville Council’s solar array installation notable is that it is part of a holistic and broader sustainability program which the council is pursuing. The Council hopes that with their example, other members of the community will have the confidence to install similar solar power systems in their homes and buildings.
The Councils’ hopes are well founded, and its desire for a wider public acceptance may be not be too far off. Public surveys done in the past show that Australians regard solar power as a good alternative energy source. In a survey done by the Climate Institute, 81% of the respondents placed solar power within their top three preferred energy options.
The survey also found that the most popular energy choice in all states was solar power. Western Australians were the highest among those polled, with about 88% saying yes to solar energy. 76% of the respondents said that increasing the amount of renewable energy mix is the most effective of all greenhouse gas emissions reduction policy enacted by the government.
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Solar Choice Commercial Brokers is in the forefront of serving these future needs of Australians. Their network of independent solar companies comprises Australia’s most prominent, proficient and competitive solar companies. These commercial brokers have sufficient resources and experiences to undertake any large-scale commercial solar system installation.