April 12, 2021

Harnessing the Sun’s Power


Peel Solar PanelsWith the flick of a switch, our Peel Regional Office in Pinjarra, Australia, got a lot greener when 242 rooftop solar panels came online in March 2020.

The 79-kilowatt solar power installation can reduce the amount of energy sourced from the electrical grid by up to 50 percent. Added benefits include lower energy costs and reduced indirect GHG emissions that are equivalent to taking 20 cars off the road each year. Previously installed low-energy external lighting is also reducing the location’s environmental footprint.

Because the 100-person office is occupied mainly during daylight hours, the renewable energy is captured and used in real time.