26 October 2012 – The City of Sydney said the first of its $4.3 million multi-building photovoltaic panels installation program at Sydney Park pavilion will be the largest in Australia when completed, with total peak electrical capacity of 1.25 megawatts.

Other buildings in the program include Paddington and Glebe Town Hall, Town Hall House, Redfern Oval grandstand, Railway Square bus interchange, as well as libraries, community centres and depots and come as the cost of solar panels has dropped by about 50 per cent since the commencement of the program.

The City has already installed solar hot water and/or photovoltaic systems on 18 sites.

The new program will increase the City’s solar electricity capacity to a peak of 1.35 MW, with more than 5500 solar panels on buildings across the local government area, Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.