Sydney CBD's rooftop solar potential untapped

Last Modified: Fri May 26 2017 15:17:02 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 6.7 MW
    estimated installed capacity of rooftop solar in City of Sydney LGA, representing barely 1% of the potential capacity.
  • 40%
    of available roof surfaces in the CBD could be used to accomodate solar PV based on a study published by Australia Photovoltaic (PV) Institute and University of New South Wales.
  • 619 MW
    of generation capacity can be added were the potential be fully utilized.
  • 777 GWh
    estimated electricity that could be generated. This equates to 22% of the 3,588 GWh of load in the CBD.
  • 618,000 tonnes
    potential CO2 equivalent emission savings each year.
  • $475 million
    Investment required to achieve 25% of the rooftop potential, i.e. 393 MW.
  • $70 million
    Cost savings in electricity each year costs based on current price trends.