Council has successfully installed and switched on a number of solar panel sites in the district to continue our work in reducing our carbon footprint.
A new 99kW roof mounted system has been installed on top of Coventry Library in Stirling (replacing old systems and adding a further 70kW), a 10kW and 20kW system has been replaced on two buildings at our Heathfield Depot, and a new 12.5kW ground mounted system has been installed at our Birdwood CWMS site.
These new panel systems have increased Council's solar panel power from 61kW to 141.5kW - an increase of 80.5kW.
Previous use of solar panels, as well as installation of energy efficient air conditioners, and changing a number of street lights to LED has resulted in a 35% decrease of kilowatt usage to date. Council looks forward to seeing the positive outcomes from these additional systems.
This is just one of many sustainability projects that Council has committed to as part of its Corporate Carbon Management Plan (CCMP).
Read our CCMP on the Council Documents page, and click here to see more about our sustainability actions.