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Published Thursday 3 October 2019

Sunny Seymour’s solar savings

The Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre will now be partially powered by 322 solar panels following a $117,000 Mitchell Shire Council Capital Works project.

The installation of the solar electricity system began in early May and was completed in late September. The SSAC was selected to receive the system as it is the highest electricity consumer site of all Council’s assets and buildings.

Council, in collaboration with the Mitchell Community Energy group, have worked closely on the project from initially feasibility works through to the installation of the panels.

It is estimated the solar electricity system will generate enough electricity to cover the project expense after three and a half years of use.

This latest solar electricity system joins a growing list of Council buildings with such systems.

Electricity generated by solar systems already helps power places like Greater Beveridge Community Centre and the Clonbinane Hall.

Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm

“These solar panels will help reduce the costs associated with running the Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre and will help environmentally. As a Council, we strive to lead by example when it comes to our environment” he said.

“Introducing solar panels is an important part of our capital works program. Solar panels have a positive effect financially and environmentally. We will continue to work with the Mitchell Community Energy group and look for ways to continuously improve our environmental impact.”

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