By Cameron Chai
Veolia Environmental Services, one of the largest environmental services companies in Australia, announced that it has successfully leveraged the benefits of a 50 kW solar panel system, which is installed at its Arndell Park building in New South Wales, Australia.
This successful utilization will be celebrated by the company on February 23, 2011. The $550,000 worth solar project also supports Veolia’s objectives to increase the production of renewable energy and to minimize energy expenses and greenhouse gas.
The project includes installation of 228 solar panels, which are expected to generate 65 MWh of energy per year. Solar Technology has done the installation work and BP Solar has managed the project. The 50 kW solar system will decrease about 70 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually, which is equivalent to removing nearly 17 cars per year and generating sufficient power for more than 10 households per year.
Veolia helps businesses to enhance their sustainability performance by offering waste management and recycling services. In addition to this, the company ensures that it manages and reduces environmental footprint.
The GM of Veolia Environmental Services, Danny Conlon stated that the project further strengthens the company’s commitment to decrease their environmental impact with the use of renewable energy sources. Thus, Veolia's project serves as a great model of environmental sustainability for other businesses.