Council’s solar power investment keeping Brisbane clean, green and sustainable

Brisbane City Council is a carbon neutral organisation and is keeping Brisbane clean, green and sustainable.

One way Council achieves this is by installing solar systems, the most recent installations being at Council's Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre, Bracken Ridge Library and Mt Coot-tha Gardens. 

There is now more than 1.5 megawatts of solar panels installed at Council sites, which are set to reduce Council’s carbon footprint by more than 2,139 tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum — equivalent to taking approximately 681 cars off the road.

By implementing this technology, Council is producing around 2,300 megawatt hours of electricity annually which is equivalent to the energy required to power 421 Brisbane homes for a year.

These systems reduce Council’s exposure to increasing electricity costs and our long term operating costs.

Council has been carbon neutral since February 2017 and is the only carbon neutral certified organisation in Australia with an operating landfill and large public transport service. Find out more about Council's carbon neutral status.

*This article was updated on 2 December 2019.

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Last updated:2 December 2019