Another Sewage Treatment Facility Turns To Solar Energy

| August 8, 2019

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Queensland’s Unitywater has installed solar panels at its Kenilworth sewage treatment plant and added another interesting green feature. The plant is situated near the small town of Kenilworth in the Mary Valley area of the Sunshine Coast. As far as commercial solar power systems go, the Kenilworth installation isn’t a big ‘un. While capacity wasn’t provided, there are 38 solar panels installed and assuming a capacity of 300 watts per panel, that would work out to 11.4kW. As Kenilworth is small facility the system will have a big impact. “Kenilworth is our first STP to be energy neutral and it’s exciting that we can offset the energy needed to run the plant, with the solar panels,” said Unitywater Executive Manager Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions Amanda Creevey. Unitywater owns 17 sewage treatment plants (STPs) across the Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Noosa regions.

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