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Sydney demonstrates increased commitment towards solar power

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Solar panels have been in the news a lot lately, as Australians look for clever ways to help reduce their reliance on electricity suppliers in the wake of rising electricity prices.

Now the City of Sydney is getting in on this new technology, today announcing that it will be investing $6 million into installing solar photovoltaic panels on more than 30 sites over the next two years.

"The City of Sydney is delivering on its commitment to reduce carbon pollution by 70 per cent and produce 30 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030 - one of the most ambitious programs of any Australian government," said lord mayor Clover Moore (August 1).

"Energy produced locally through solar panels, trigeneration systems or fuel cells will reduce the need to spend billions of dollars on new coal-fired power stations and network upgrades, which are driving up household electricity bills," Ms Moore added.

It is hoped that, upon completion, the panels will be able to generate 12.5 per cent of all the City of Sydney's power needs.

Amongst the buildings lined up for the solar panel installation are the Town Hall House and the Sydney Park Pavilion.

Posted by Charlie Moore