- Last updated:
- 31 Aug 2021
Narrator: At the Sunshine Coast Council we are powering our future with sunshine from our Sunshine Coast Solar Farm. At its peak 15,000 kilowatts of electricity is generated from the sun and fed into the Energex network, making us the first local government in Australia to offset 100 per cent of our electricity consumption across all our facilities and operations. After 12 months of construction and testing the 57,000 panels were switched on in July 2017. Based on today’s electricity prices the solar farm is estimated to save $22 million over 30 years after all costs are paid. Sunshine Coast Council has proactively taken control of its electricity to combat rising costs providing our facilities and operations with renewable electricity and helping the Sunshine Coast region transition to a clean energy economy. Sunshine Coast Council, Australia’s most sustainable region – healthy, smart, creative.