Renewable energy

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 Project2 kW 
Bowen Library30 kW
Council's Community Nursery8 kW
Council's Depot48 kW
Des Renford Leisure Centre30 kW
Kensington Community Centre10 kW
Maroubra Senior Citizens Centre3 kW
Moverly Children's Centre2 kW
Prince Henry Centre30 kW
Randwick Administration Building10 kW
Randwick Community Centre5 kW
Randwick Literary Institute2 kW
Total182 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.

Did you know that in most cases Development Applications are not required to install solar panels? Further information on household solar can be found on the Clean Energy Council website.

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 Power

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.

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