Solar panel installation, Hobsons Bay community facilities
Council is continuing with its commitment to zero net emissions through its Target-2265(PDF, 310KB) - A Four Year Emissions Reduction Plan. Following works to Altona Library last year, Council is installing solar panels at four buildings: Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre, Altona North Community Library, Laverton Hub and Williamstown Library. The solar panels have a guaranteed performance and product warranty of 25 years and will pay for themselves within less than eight years.
Installation works are now completed.
The specifics of the reduction in both greenhouse gas emissions and costs at each site are as follows:
|Altona North Community Library
||50kW Solar Panel
|| 80 tonnes per year
|| 40 per cent reduction in electricity costs
|Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre
||55kW Solar Panel
|| 88 tonnes per year
|| 25 per cent reduction in electricity costs
||52kW Solar Panel
|| 84 tonnes per year
|| 30 per cent reduction in electricity costs
|Laverton Community Hub
||86kW Solar Panel
|| 141 tonnes per year
|| 35 per cent reduction in electricity costs
There will be no library closures. Some noise associated with the works can be expected during the installations. Council and the contractor are keen to minimise the impact on building users through careful planning of the works.
Story time and Rhymetime will still be held as scheduled.
Altona Library Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Council’s solar panel installation works at Altona Library have resulted in a massive 85 per cent reduction in the building’s greenhouse gas emissions. This has been the result of several works to the building including new heating and cooling and solar panels. For further information please refer to the document below.
View a PDF version of the Altona Library Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2010-15 Strategy infographic(PDF, 152KB)