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 four Resource Recovery Centres and the new Eagle Farm works depot. There is now more than one megawatt of solar panels installed at Council sites, which are set to reduce Council’s carbon footprint by more than 1,225 tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum — equivalent to taking approximately 390 cars off the road. By implementing this technology, Council is producing around 1,530 MW of electricity annually which is equivalent to the energy required to power 275 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.

Date posted: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019
Last updated:2 October 2019