Randwick Solar Projects
Randwick Council’s most recent solar installation is a 30 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic (PV) system at the Prince Henry Centre in Little Bay. With the help of this installation, Randwick’s installed solar capacity has reached 175 kW.
If you’re interested in how solar is installed, check out this time-lapse footage filmed during our 4-week solar installation at Lionel Bowen Library.
More Solar Installations in Randwick
With assistance from the former Commonwealth Government's solar rebates for public facilities and Council's Environmental Levy, solar panels have been installed in the following Council sites:
|Barrett House Sustainability Demonstration Project||2 kW|
|Bowen Library||30 kW|
|Council's Community Nursery||8 kW|
|Council's Depot||48 kW|
|Des Renford Leisure Centre||30 kW|
|Kensington Community Centre||10 kW|
|Maroubra Senior Citizens Centre||3 kW|
|Moverly Children's Centre||2 kW|
|Prince Henry Centre||30 kW|
|Randwick Administration Building||10 kW|
|Randwick Community Centre||5 kW|
|Randwick Literary Institute||2 kW|
Randwick Council’s 182 kW of solar will generate approximately 265,000 kWh of clean electricity per year. This is equivalent to the energy consumption of 75 households in Randwick, and a greenhouse gas emission reduction of 250 tonnes.
We Encourage Residents to Go Solar
Sydney's climate is ideally suited to harnessing energy from the sun. Each kilowatt (kW) installed in Sydney will generate on average 4 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean electricity per day, or approximately one third of the average household’s electricity consumption in Randwick.
Visit our energy saving incentives page to find out how Randwick is helping residents go solar!
Renewable Energy Master Plan
As part of the new 5-year Environmental Levy funding cycle, Council has prepared a Renewable Energy Master Plan (REMP) to identify the most cost effective and suitable renewable energy technologies for the Randwick Local Government Area. This Master Plan has outlined a roadmap for implementing renewable energy projects over the next 5 years, and set a renewable energy target for the Council.
Wind turbine demonstration project
Council has installed a 2.4 kW wind turbine at the Randwick Community Centre as part of its wind turbine demonstration project.
The wind turbine is expected to generate up to 3,200 kilowatt-hours/year with an estimate greenhouse emissions savings of 3.5 tonnes per year.
One of many energy-saving initiatives
Trialing the effectiveness of wind power technology is just one initiative under Randwick Council's Sustaining our City program, which is designed to improve Randwick City's air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as outlined in the 20-year Randwick City Plan PDF, 5007.23 KB.