Solar Panels Fremantle
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The sunny town of Fremantle in Western Australia takes a lot of pride in its environmental conservation efforts. Its local government is the first carbon neural local government in WA, and the second overall in the entire country. As a carbon neutral local government organisation, there is no net greenhouse emissions produced by an entity or activity in Fremantle.
Realizing the savings it can generate and affected by the rising costs of electricity in Australia, the city has boosted its Fremantle solar efforts. It has invested in a 30kw solar array at the Fremantle Leisure Centre. Taking advantage of Fremantle solar rebates, another 2Kw solar array was installed at the meeting place and a 10kw at the Hilton community centre. With free quotes for solar panels Fremantle, the local government was able to source competitive rates for the installation of a 30kw panel at the administration building. There are also plans to put more arrays for the arts centre, Moore’s building and more panels for the Hilton community centre.
There is also the proposed Fremantle Community wind farm that will tap the ever-reliable sea breeze to support the energy requirements of the city. The project is conceived to be community-owned and would feature six to eight turbine facilities. Aside from contributing to emission reductions in the city, the project is expected to reinforce the city’s identity as a progressive community that takes care of its environment. It is also projected to generate new employment opportunities to residents and generate profits that will benefit the community.
These environmental efforts have led to the recognition of Fremantle as an environment-friendly and progressive city. Among the numerous awards it has received include the Western Australian Environment Award 2009 for the Government Leading by Example category; the Adult Learners Award for the Outstanding Environmental Care Program (for Living Smart) in 2003 and the Western Australian Environment Award 2002 for the Government Leading by Example category.
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