Australian Institute of Marine Science to slash emissions with AUD$2.2m solar system

The project will generate an estimated 1,000kW of electricity each hour, reducing the institute’s carbon footprint by around 15%

An AUD$2.2 million (£1.1m) solar system will help the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) headquarters in Queensland cut 1,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions and deliver 'considerable' energy savings.

The new project is expected to generate 1,000kW of clean power each hour, reducing the Institute’s carbon footprint by 15% - it is also forecast to deliver up to AUD$400,000 (£210K) a year in savings.

The organisation says solar technology was also rolled out at a number of its other sites, with photovoltaic infrastructure already in place at AIMS’ Darwin-based research facility, while AIMS’ Perth facility is currently preparing to switch to solar.

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