A university in southern NSW has installed what it says is Australia’s largest rooftop solar power system so far.
Charles Sturt University (CSU) has switched on a 6,000-panel system at its Wagga Wagga campus, at a cost of $3.2 million.
CSU green manager Edward Maher said it was significant milestone not just for the university, but for the renewable energy industry in Australia.
“What we found was that due to the number of parties looking to finance projects like this, the power savings is worth more than the repayments we’re making on the system,” Mr Maher said.
The system produces 1.77 megawatts of power, roughly the equivalent of powering 400 typical Australian households.