Corangamite CMA moves to solar power

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The solar panels have been installed on a tilt frame orientated 10° north to maximise solar production throughout all months of the year.

The Corangamite CMA recently installed a 30kW Solar PV system with 100 panels on the roof of its Colac office. This initiative is a key step towards the organisation’s vision of carbon neutrality as outlined in the Corporate Plan 2018 – 2023.

The new system is expected to provide 35% of the office energy needs and will save 52.13 tonnes of carbon emissions per year – this is equivalent to planting 782 trees or taking 12 average cars off the road.

Based on the organisation’s current energy usage it is expected the system will pay for itself in less than 2 and a half years. Shirley Widdows – Business Support Officer