Byron Shire Council has installed a new 5kW solar PV system at the Brunswick Valley Community Centre located on South Beach Road, Brunswick Heads. Mayor Jan Barham ‘switched on’ the new solar system on 12 September.
The new solar system will generate approximately 7,700 kilowatt hours of clean renewable energy and eliminate 7.25 tonnes of greenhouse gas annually. "This equates to removing 10 cars from the road permanently or planting 430 trees every year,” Mayor Barham said.
The Brunswick Valley Community Centre is the first Council building to go solar and was 'switched on’ as part of Council’s Sustainable House Weekend.