The Perth Zoo has recently completed a large scale solar power installation, which makes it the largest single source of solar power in the city. The solar power system, which was unveiled on Thursday, covers 102 meters of land, and part of the zoo’s elephant enclosure.
This massive solar power project began last year, and includes 303 solar panels, costing a total of $2.7 million, as funded by the state. Further to the elephant enclosure, the solar panels can also be seen in other areas of the zoo including the reptile display, gift shop and other administrative buildings.
With the 303 new solar panels now installed, Perth’s zoo now have a total of 755 solar panels allowing it to generate a total of 370,000 kilowatt hours per year. Further to the evironmental benefits of the solar system, the system will save the roof around $100,000 a year.
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