The future’s looking bright for Singleton, with Council planning to install 12 new solar panels in the area by the end of the year.
They’ve now chosen a tender to install the panels, which will come at a cost of $997,425.
However, Council says it’ll see a return on its investment in just seven short years before they start saving $126,652 in energy bills annually.
The panels will be installed at:
* Booster Pump at Whittingham
* Administration Building and Auditorium
* Colleen Gale Children’s Centre
* Visitor Information Centre
* Waste Management Facility
* Youth Centre
* Waste Depot
* Water Treatment Plant
Another panel will also be installed at the Gym & Swim facility, which is Council’s biggest user of energy.
That panel alone is set to save up to $43,381 in energy costs every year.
Image: Singleton Council’s Executive Manager Projects, Mark Ihlein and Electrical Engineer Ibrar Shah at the Sewer Treatment Plan