Solar panels weren’t exactly going to fit onto its iconic sails
Sydney Opera House is a symbol of modern Australia. One of the world’s busiest performing arts centres and Australia’s premier tourist destination, the Opera House is recognised as one of the 20th century’s most iconic buildings.
As part of its long-term environmental sustainability plan, the Opera House was working towards the goal of carbon neutrality. To help meet its objectives, the Opera House set out to find a green energy supplier and made the decision to switch to renewable energy. But solar panels weren’t exactly going to fit onto its iconic sails.
Following a competitive tender, the Sydney Opera House has entered into a seven-year Corporate Renewable Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Flow Power.
Ian Cashen, Sydney Opera House Executive Director of Building, Safety & Security said: The Opera House is Australia’s first heritage-listed building to commit to this innovative energy retail model, joining a growing number of high-profile organisations leading the way towards a low carbon future through investment in large-scale renewable projects.
This deal brings us another step closer to our long-term renewable energy goals and will deliver significant savings in operational costs over its seven-year period”.
Whether at the ballet or watching the lights of Vivid, you can rest assured knowing that the Sydney Opera House is enabling the future of renewable wind and solar developments in New South Wales.
While sustainability is embedded in the Opera House’s history, it is now a part of its future too.