Starting Monday, guests to Australia Zoo will see the beginnings of a 648kW solar power plant being added to the Crocoseum at Australia Zoo!
With complex energy needs including power to heating pumps, pools, kitchens, retail stores and more, spread out over hundreds of acres. This is expected to reduce our emissions by 16,500 tonnes!
Wes Mannion, Director of Australia Zoo said the investment long term, would allow them to put even more resources into conservation.
“Our ultimate goal here at Australia Zoo is to have a world class facility and reinvest our proceeds into saving wildlife and wild places around the world. By installing solar, it helps us two-fold - we’re contributing to the reduction of emissions in our own environment, and we’re also saving a substantial amount on electricity long term,” said Wes.
So, whilst you’re visiting the Zoo, keep an eye out for this awesome project!