The Mount Gambier Aquatic Centre is now the 'greenest' swimming pool in Australia, thanks to a 68kW solar system on the centres roof which was switched on earlier this month, providing all the centre's electricity.
The installation forms part of a wider roll out of solar power across Council sites. Solar systems have also been installed at the Library, Council Depot, Carinya Gardens Cemetery and the Waste Transfer Station. In total, Council now has more than 171 kW of solar power installed at its sites.
The combined solar systems are expected to save more than $46,000 per year in electricity
costs, and more than 130 tonnes per year in carbon emissions.
The installation of the biomass boiler at the Aquatic Centre and the solar systems, forms part of Council’s commitment to reduce its impact on the environment.
(Photo: Mount Gambier Aquatic Centre)