Charles Sturt University Has Switched On Largest Rooftop Solar In Australia

CSU green manager Edward Maher said it was significant milestone not just for the university, but for the renewable energy industry in Australia

Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Southern New South Wales has installed the largest rooftop solar power system. The solar power system consists of 6,000 solar PVs at the Wagga Wagga campus at a cost of $3.2 million as reported by ABC News.  

Edward Maher, CSU green manager said that it’s a milestone for the university and the for the renewable energy industry in Australia. The solar power system will generate 1.77 megawatts which are equivalent to powering 400 Australian homes. The system will also cut the university’s electricity needs by 20%.

Being a university, we feel it’s important that we take active steps in leadership and success in terms of sustainability for the future of the region, the community, and our staff and students.

Steven Butt, CSU facilities Director

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