Rigby House Solar Power Project

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Rigby House Solar Power Project

The conversion of Rigby House to renewable solar energy was a step forward in our sustainable energy strategy. At the time of installation​, the Rigby House Goes Solar project was the largest public rooftop solar power connection in NSW.

The project was made possible by a $808,500 grant received through the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change and Water's 'Climate Change Fund Public Facilities Programme'.

A total of 650 photovoltaic panels are installed on the roof of Rigby House with a peak power output of 136.5kW. This system continues to generate around 30% of the power needed to run the heating, ventilation and air conditioning, lighting, office equipment and lifts in the building.

The solar system generates around 175 megawatt hours per annum which is an annual saving of 175 tonnes of carbon emissions.

The installation of the system has saved Council around $30,000 a year in direct electricity costs for Rigby House.