Monday, February 26, 2024

Frankston City makes aquatic switch to solar


Work has been completed on Frankston City Council’s largest rooftop solar installation project.

South Ward Councillor, Claire Harvey, joined Peninsula Leisure CEO, Kath Thom, this week to flick the switch to solar at Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC) Frankston.

“The 523 kilowatt (kW) system will save an estimated 614 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually and is expected to pay for itself within 8 years,” said Cr Harvey.

Ms Thom said she was excited to see the positive impacts solar has on the facility’s energy usage and environment.

“With almost 1 million visitors each year, PARC is a big user of energy, so this system is key in helping the reduction of Frankston’s emissions,” she said.

The PARC rooftop solar project complements the installation of another new rooftop solar system almost completed at Frankston Civic Centre.

“The solar projects are key actions in Council’s Towards Zero Emissions Plan and will help to
reduce Council’s emissions and contribution to climate change,” said Cr Harvey.

Peninsula Leisure Pty Ltd is a subsidiary company wholly owned by Frankston City Council
and is charged with the management of Council’s two aquatic facilities, Peninsula Aquatic
Recreation Centre and Pines Forest Aquatic Centre.

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