Mandurah station is going solar

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SOLAR panels will be installed on the roof of Mandurah Station tomorrow.

The Public Transport Authority (PTA) and Synergy have partnered for the pilot project designed to reduce energy costs and impact on the environment.

Synergy chief executive Jason Waters said the initiative was a first for WA.

Mr Waters said Synergy was pleased to be leading the way in providing innovative energy solutions for the community.

There will be 46 260 watt solar panels installed on the roof, at a cost of $15,000.

PTA spokesman David Hynes said the project would reduce energy costs at Mandurah Station by more than $3200 a year, with the solar panel system repaid in four years.

Mr Hynes said the authority would closely monitor results at Mandurah with a view to considering more solar panels around the network.

“This is entirely consistent with the environmentally friendly and sustainable nature of public transport,” he said.

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