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Outback solar reduces emissions and bills

Solar panels at White Cliff

Solar panels on the Paroo–Darling National Parks White Cliffs Visitor Centre and Office. Photo credit: OEH

‘Outback NSW is not short of sunlight. In 2005, we installed solar panels on the Paroo–Darling National Park Visitor Centre at White Cliffs. By making the most of the natural solar energy we have available, we were able to reduce ongoing electricity costs and reduce carbon emissions.

‘The Far West region has grid-connected solar power systems at many sites – Wilcannia workshop, Broken Hill office, Tibooburra office, Mungo National Park Visitor Centre, Mungo National Park Shearers Quarters, Kinchega National Park and Gol Gol workshop.

‘These systems produce more than half of the energy requirements for these locations.’

John Holcombe, Area Manager – West Darling Area, National Parks and Wildlife Service

Page last updated: 28 January 2016