Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

200 solar panels installed on Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre rooftop

200 solar panels installed on Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre rooftop
October 14, 2019

Shoalhaven City Council is moving forward with their renewable energy policy target, with the installation of 200 solar panels on the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre rooftop.

Installation began last month on the large 81-kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system being installed by an external local contractor Simmark. The system is estimated to generate around 112,000 kilowatt hours of renewable electricity every year, which is enough electricity to power on average 17 homes.

Advising that this project is just another example of Shoalhaven’s commitment to sustainable energy, bringing the City closer to its net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050, Shoalhaven Mayor Amanda Findley stated "once commissioned, the new solar installation is set to reduce electricity consumption of the Entertainment Centre by around 20% per year, resulting in an annual saving of $12 500 for Council. The solar power generation will also save 91 tons of carbon emissions a year, which is the equivalent of taking 30 cars off the road.

“The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre was an ideal building for this project, given its large daytime electricity consumption, extended opening hours and its large roof space.

“As we move another step closer to our 2050 target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, I hope this will encourage other residents and businesses to take up solar installations on their premises’.

The installation (pictured) was completed at the start of this month.

Related Articles

10th July 2019 - Hong Kong’s Ocean Park looks to treble solar power capacity by 2020

10th June 2019 - ICC Sydney recognised for championing sustainable practice

1st May 2019 - Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre solar energy installation part of Council Energy Action Plan

24th February 2019 - Solar project to light the way in and around the MCG and Yarra Park

17th January 2019 - New Hire Centre at Dubbo Zoo goes solar

3rd December 2018 - Largest solar array in metropolitan Melbourne to be installed at Melbourne Museum

21st June 2018 - Smart solar installation to power Halls Creek Aquatic and Recreation Centre

29th May 2018 - Aquatic centres look to increase usage of solar power

28th January 2018 - 300 solar panels installed at Geelong’s Leisurelink Aquatic Centre

21st December 2017 - Massive rooftop solar installation launched at Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

6th October 2017 - Exmouth Golf Club in power supply system first

14th September 2017 - SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre opens massive rooftop solar power installation

9th August 2017 - Dubai expands roll out of Solar powered ‘palm trees’

9th May 2017 - Ballarat benefits from investments in solar power

3rd January 2017 - Solar panelling on Brisbane venues could power 1200 homes

30th November 2016 - Cockburn ARC solar photovoltaic system will be Western Australia’s largest

24th March 2016 - Lawn Hill Gorge tourism operator introduces solar powered boat

14th August 2015 - Solar power boosts energy harvesting at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

11th September 2014 - Live Performance Australia backs venue energy efficiency initiative


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Tim Batt Water Solutions

Tim Batt Water Solutions are at the very forefront of the commercial aquatic business in Australia, with over 30 years specific experience supplying and installing chemical control and dosing…

read more

Aquatics / Environment / Recreation / Technology / Venues

 
 

TicketSearch Pty Ltd

TicketSearch is focused on providing businesses, organisations, and venues with affordable, efficient, and powerful self-managed ticketing solutions. The organisation has offices in Australia, New…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

Smart Connection Consultancy

Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 

CENTAMAN

Centaman has been a market leader in Enterprise Software Solutions for the leisure and recreation industry and both profit and not-for-profit attractions since 1991. It offers a wide range of software…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Ticketing

 
 

Vticket

Vticket Pty Ltd is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc., the world leader in high-speed access control, admission control and ticketing software for the…

read more

Attractions / Security / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

SLE WORLDWIDE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

SLE Worldwide Australia is a Managing General Underwriter specialising in insuring risks in the world of Sports, Leisure and Entertainment. Be it relaxing, playing, organising or watching sports,…

read more

Insurance / Venues

 
 

Myzone

Myzone is the industry’s leading wearable technology solution. Myzone’s wearable products show and reward effort when you work out. It displays accurate real-time heart rate, calories, and…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Pricemark Pty Ltd

Pricemark supplies a wide range of custom branded membership & RFID access products for the Health & Leisure Industry. 

read more

Access

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business