A proposal is being considered by council officers and if approved, you can possibly transform the Gold Coast’s sewage ponds into one of Australia’s biggest solar energy farms.
A senior council figure reports that the proposal is enough to cover the city’s sewage ponds with floating solar panels and should create power that will assist to operate sewage treatment plants and lower operating costs of the council once considered. This can offer adequate electricity through the Gold Coast solar panel in selected areas of Australia.
The proposal also aims to decrease vaporization from the ponds.
Though the proposal is quite new and has no certainty that it will fully be considered, it should provide benefits for massively advancing the solar power generation within the city.
It should also be beneficial as the city has an average of about 4.2 hours of sun per day, which makes Australia one of the sunniest.
The council admits that it already has installed Gold Coast solar panel in few numbers of depots and buildings and is presently straightening out solar panels all around the city’s sewage and recycling centers.
According to them, “they have used biogas to generate electricity from one of their sewage treatment plants and Gold Coast waste water will further enhance more generation initiatives and energy efficiency.”
As many commercial solar power suppliers say, it will need around 400 solar panels to create a 100kw solar system in a 660-square meter of space.
To compare council’s Merrimac sewage treatment pond, it covers an area of about 7500-square meter.
However, there is a significant senior council figure that has second thoughts about the plan.
He doesn’tbelieve that council will allow to spend more money on power experiments.
“Rather, the council will spend more money on substructures to lower the cost of water that will then be utilized for sporting fields and parks.”
“This concept will need further experimentation and experiments should entail possible risks.”
So let us see what the council’s decision will be as to the so-called proposal to use a Gold Coast solar panel in these areas. It may take a while to see them materialized in Gold Coast.