Firing up the solar panels in Gulgong

Mid-Western Regional Council general manager Brad Cam (centre) inspecting the solar panels with council workers.

Mid-Western Regional Council general manager Brad Cam (centre) inspecting the solar panels with council workers.

A new 60 kilowatt solar power system has been installed at Gulgong Sewage Treatment Plant.

The ground mounted system includes 220 solar panels that will deliver the plant’s electricity requirements during daylight hours.

Located on site, the system was installed in just over a week by contractor Epho, which has installed similar systems for Bathurst Regional Council and Orange City Council.

Mid-Western Regional Council’s General Manager, Brad Cam and Epho Site Manager, Luke Butterworth officially launched the system on Wednesday.

“Council is committed to investing in renewable energy sources,” Mr Cam said.

“While Council does have existing solar panels on a number of its buildings this installation is by far the largest.”

Council is committed to investing in renewable energy sources - Mid-Western Regional Council general manager, Brad Cam

Controlled by a smart meter, the new system feeds back to the grid when a surplus of energy is generated.

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