The Climate Group “C40 City” of Sydney, Australia has announced a project that will create the largest solar project in their country, installing in over 30 sites around this city, starting with the Sydney Park Pavilion. This project will have a peak capacity of generating 1.25 megawatts (MW). This project will reduce the carbon footprint by up to 2,250 tonnes.
Mayor Clover Moore said:
“We are committed to tackling climate change and driving down carbon pollution. The City has one of the most ambitious targets of any government in Australia – a 70 per cent reduction in pollution and 30 per cent of electricity from renewable sources by 2030.The City is getting on with the job. These solar panels produce no pollution when generating electricity – unlike coal-fired power, which is responsible for 80 per cent of the city’s carbon pollution.”
Thanks to reductions in costs of solar panels and preferential pricing on any surplus power they generate the city was able to contract nearly twice the amount of solar panels for less than half the cost that was expected in 2010, by selling this electricity, it is expected to cut carbon footprints by a further 50%.
This project follows the guidelines established for the Sustainable Sydney 2030 Vision, which aims at promoting a green, global and connected city.
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