A Smart Guide To Performance Security: 5 Year Generation Guarantee

How it works Every proposal is offered on a realistic performance estimate. This is based on weather data over the last 15-23 years of your location, science-based estimates and accounting principles. We also provide you...

class="
image-block-outer-wrapper
layout-caption-below
design-layout-inline

"
data-test="image-block-inline-outer-wrapper"
>

class="
sqs-block-image-figure
intrinsic
"
style="max-width:450.0px;"
>

style="padding-bottom:74.8888931274414%;"

class="
image-block-wrapper

has-aspect-ratio
"
data-animation-role="image"

data-animation-override

>

The Gold Coast Council is looking into transforming their network of wastewater ponds into to energy producing solar farms. Utilising floating solar panels, the Council believes that considerable amounts of energy could be harnessed. The electricity produced at these farms would be used for the city's sewage treatment plants. Although just an idea right now, it's good to see councils thinking along these lines.

Here is an excerpt from the article.

THE Gold Coast’s network of wastewater ponds could be transformed into one of Australia’s largest solar energy farms if a proposal being considered by council officers is adopted.

According to a senior council figure, a proposal whereby the city’s wastewater ponds are covered in floating solar panels and used to generate power that would help run wastewater treatment plants and lower council’s operating costs is being considered.

The plan would also cut evaporation from the ponds.

While the proposal is in its early days and is no certainty of being adopted, it could see the city reap the benefits of massive advances in solar power generation.

Read the full article here.

Written by
Huon Hoogesteger

Image CTA

Related Articles

Solar Playground Dethrones King Coal

class=" image-block-outer-wrapper layout-caption-below design-layout-inline " data-test="image-block-inline-outer-wrap...

solar panel, solar plants, Solar Power, Commercial Solar, solar plant, commercial solar installations

Commercial Beekeeping Goes Solar

class=" image-block-outer-wrapper layout-caption-below design-layout-inline " data-test="image-block-inline-outer-wrap...

power plant, commercial solar installation, Solar Power, solar beekeeping, Commercial Solar, commercial solar power, commercial solar installations

Huon Talks Solar and Energy Markets on Steve Price 2GB

class=" image-block-outer-wrapper layout-caption-below design-layout-inline " data-test="image-block-inline-outer-wrap...

malcolm turnbull, Solar Power, Commercial Solar, commercial solar power, solar energy market, Solar Installation

Back to insights & our latest articles

Back to Articles