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Seville Water Play - Solar Powered Pergola & Shade

Seville water-play is about to be fitted with solar panels to achieve savings of up to $7,500 in electricity per year.

The shade structure is complete after being fenced off for construction.

The solar pergola will be installed in the coming months and will include a concrete slab and a steel pergola to mount the solar panels on the roof.

Power from the solar panels will be connected to the pump shed to power the water jets at the site.

When the sun is shining the power from the solar will offset any grid power consumed by the pumps for the water play.

If the pumps are not operating when the system is generating, then the power goes into the grid and Council will receive a payment for the exported power.

The project is part of Council’s Carbon Management Program, which aims to reduce Council’s greenhouse gas emission by 30 per cent from the 2000 level, by 2020. In 2000, Council activities resulted in about 15,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year.

The annual power saving is estimated at 37,200kW hours, or enough to power five average households for a year. The pergola will reduce emissions by up to 50 tonnes CO2e per year, and electricity bills  by as much as $7,500 per year.

Earlier this year, Council installed its 2000th solar panel, marking the halfway point for its solar installation under the Carbon Management Program.

The Seville Water Play and Recreation Reserve will remain open during construction. A small area will be fenced off around the works area for the duration of works. 


Construction Photo


Project Details

Type of works Energy efficiency
Start Date01/12/2018
Estimated Completion Date31/01/2019
Contractor NameiEnergyTech / Mathew Jones
Current StatusCompleted


10 Monbulk-Seville Road, , VIC  3139

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10 Monbulk-Seville Road , Seville VIC  3139

Seville Water Play - Solar Powered Pergola & Shade

10 Monbulk-Seville Road , Seville VIC  3139

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