Research by UNSW and APVI shows there is a lead role for AFL, cricket and soccer clubs, associations and national governing organisations to play
in mitigating the impacts of climate change in Australia.
- The analysis identified the potential to generate an estimated 20,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of clean energy by installing solar panels on the roof areas of state and league stadia and headquarters.
- This would be enough energy to power 2,890 average households and avoid 310 kilotonnes of C02 equivalent over 20 years.
- Installing solar panels on cricket, soccer and Australian Football League (AFL) stadiums and headquarters across the country could generate an estimated 92 job-years, at an approximate cost of $16m.
- In the long term, by going solar the sports could save a combined total of approximately $3.7m annually.
- A high-level assessment of regional and community clubs across the sports suggests they could support solar generation of 100,000 MWh each year.