Key Solar Projects
Adelaide Solar City is leading the way with a range of diverse and innovative key solar projects designed to showcase the benefits of generating renewable energy with solar energy technologies. Eight key solar projects will be carried out in partnership with private business, local and federal government.
KEY SOLAR PROJECTS INSTALLED
Adelaide Central Bus Station Solar Project
The project’s first key solar photovoltaic (PV) system was installed by BP Solar, in partnership with the Adelaide City Council at the Adelaide Central Bus Station in March 2008.
The 50 kilowatt solar PV system generates enough solar energy to power Adelaide City Council’s “Tindo” bus, the world’s first electric solar powered bus.
Golden Grove Recreation and Arts Centre
A 4 kilowatt solar PV system has been installed by Origin, in partnership with the City of Tea Tree Gully at the Golden Grove Recreation and Arts Centre.
Installed in 2008, the system helps to power the Recreation Centre, which is the premier indoor sport centre in Adelaide’s North Eastern suburbs.
Playford Aquadome Solar Project
A 15 kilowatt solar PV system has been installed at the Aquadome by Origin in partnership with the City of Playford.
The Aquadome features 90 solar panels on the rooftop for generating renewable energy to help power this recreation
and leisure centre.
The Watershed Solar Project
A 4 kilowatt solar PV system has been installed by Origin at the Watershed, in partnership with the City of Salisbury. The
solar PV installation includes SLIVER technology which aims to increase the availability of solar power by dramatically
reducing the amount of silicon required in solar panels. The Watershed showcases the region’s numerous achievements
in water and environmental management.
Rundle Lantern Solar Project
A 50 kilowatt solar PV system has been installed by BP Solar on the rooftop of the U-Park building, in partnership with the Adelaide City Council.
The solar PV system includes 288 panels which generates all of the power needed for the popular public art display.
Keylink Industrial Estate Solar Project
The installation of a 50 kilowatt solar PV system by BP Solar at the new Keylink Industrial Estate at Edinburgh Parks is the project’s first commercial key solar project.
It is a joint project between Adelaide Solar City, Goodman Group, the largest industrial property group listed on the ASX, and MTU Detroit Diesel Australia.
Adelaide Central Market
288 panels have been installed on the Market’s rooftop to contribute to powering lighting, air conditioning and other appliances used throughout the Market. The solar project was installed by BP Solar, in partnership with the Adelaide City Council, and is a prime example of how solar technology can be sensitively integrated into a building without detracting from the historic value of the façade.
Pictured: Lord Mayor Yarwood and Minister Kate Ellis
Adelaide Railway Station
The Adelaide Railway Station joins the Program with the installation of a 21.6 kW solar PV system. The switch to solar makes Adelaide Railway Station one of the first to use solar energy to help meet its power needs.
Members of the public will be able to see how much solar electricity has been generated at any given time via a display screen which is located in the concourse area of the station.