2017 Media Releases
Vivid Sydney at Chatswood – run on 100 per cent GreenPower
22 May 2017
While this year’s Vivid Sydney at Chatswood is inspired by 19th Century steam-powered machinery, there is nothing old-fashioned about Willoughby Council’s commitment to ensuring the event is as sustainable as possible.
The Chatswood precinct of Vivid Sydney, ‘Future City, Smart City’, will be run on 100 per cent GreenPower when it lights up from 26 May to 17 June.
Perched above Chatswood’s CBD, at the Albert Avenue car park, is Willoughby City Council’s solar farm. The solar farm extends over 200 metres and incorporates 680 photovoltaic panels, saving more than 250 tonnes of greenhouse gases each year.
To help bolster the renewable energy already produced by Council, more than14 MWh of power has been offset for Vivid Sydney at Chatswood. Council has chosen NSW wind power, keeping more than 14 tonnes of emissions out of the atmosphere.
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