From NSW government:
NSW Planning Minister Anthony Roberts will today unveil one of Australia’s largest purpose built solar car parks – the $14 million car park extension at Flemington’s Sydney Markets.
The industrial scale solar car park was built as part of Sydney Markets continued commitment to environmental sustainability. The 640kW structure will save 936 tonnes of carbon each year, or the equivalent of taking 522 small cars off the road annually[1].
Along with the other two solar systems on site, it brings Sydney Markets’ total renewable energy capacity to about 900kW. The customised solar installation will also attract Large Scale Generation Credits (LGCs), meaning Sydney Markets can trade renewable electricity generated above the power station baseline to like-minded companies.
The upgrade also improves accessibility for stallholders, employees and the wider community. A newly installed footbridge from Flemington Station will provide safer pedestrian access to Sydney Markets – allowing pedestrians to avoid any motor vehicles, trucks and forklifts, while also improving traffic flow on the busy South Road.
The market community will also benefit from an additional 350 parking spaces in the multi-level car park, as well as a new 4.5 tonne goods lift, making the early mornings more manageable for the small business owners.
[1] *No. of cars is based on 5L/100 km driving 15,000 km a year.