Stockland is installing Australia’s largest single rooftop solar system at its Shellharbour Shopping Centre to provide clean, green, renewable energy, generating 28 per cent of the centre’s daily base building power requirements.
The system comprises 3,991 photovoltaic (PV) panels that are being installed on the roof to provide a total surface area of 7,658 square metres, which is similar in size to the surface area of a football field. The system will generate on average 4,789 kilowatt hours (kWh) per day, enough to power 280 homes.
The new solar power system is expected to be fully operational by the end of May 2015 and is the latest in a series of sustainability initiatives in place at the 4 Star Green Start rated centre. Stockland expects the system to generate sufficient renewable energy to offset approximately 1,700 tonnes of CO2 annually.
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