Sunday, February 25, 2024

City of Melville closing in on carbon neutral goal

WA’s City of Melville has celebrated the installation of its 11th solar PV system on a Council building as it works to become carbon neutral by December.

Council representatives met with contractor, Perdaman Advanced Energy, to celebrate the installation of the latest solar PV system at Tompkins Club at Tompkins Park in Alfred Cove today Friday.

The new addition increases solar PV capacity to 591kW across the city, which is equivalent to taking approximately 264 cars off the road each year, said City of Melville Director Environment and Infrastructure, Mick McCarthy.

“Maximising our renewable energy use is a key action from our Corporate Climate Action Plan, which was endorsed by Council last month,” said Mr McCarthy.

A solar PV system has been installed at Tompkins Club at Tompkins Park in Alfred Cove.

“To meet our organisational target of carbon neutrality by December 2030, we are taking action to use energy more efficiently, while transitioning to renewable energy.

“In 2023-2024 we have committed to reducing carbon emissions by 786 tonnes of CO2e, and our increased solar PV capacity will play an important role in meeting this target.

“We are currently working with Murdoch University to identify opportunities to further expand renewable generation and storage across the City.” 

Solar PV systems are also operating at:

  • LeisureFit Booragoon
  • LeisureFit Melville
  • Willagee Community Centre
  • Bull Creek Community Hall and Library
  • Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre
  • Point Walter Golf Course and Point Walter Reserve
  • City of Melville Civic Centre
  • City of Melville Operations Centre
  • Wireless Hill Reserve
  • Atwell House.

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