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This research uses the data and methodologies behind the APVI Solar Potential Tool (SunSPoT), developed by researchers at UNSW, to estimate the Solar Potential in Perth. The report includes:

  1. An assessment of PV Potential in Perth LGA
  2. An estimate of the potential impact of rooftop PV on local electricity consumption and emissions
  3. Identification of rooftops with the largest PV potential (area available) in Perth LGA
  4. Four case studies of PV Potential on landmark buildings in Perth

Our most conservative results suggest that:

  • over 102MW of solar generation could be deployed on the roofs in Perth
    o 23 times the existing PV deployment
    o 31%of the total roof area could accommodate around 400,000 solar panels
  • this could generate 153 GWh annually
    o supplying the equivalent of 29,430 Australian households
    o avoiding 107,100 tonnes of CO2 emissions
  • CBD electricity customers could save up to an estimated $33 million per year

Analysis of 4 case study buildings in Perth suggests potential solar PV capacities of:

  • 1,718kW on the Royal Perth Hospital,
  • 321 kW on the Western Australia Cricket Association Stadium,
  • 264 kW on the News Corp Building,
  • 4,046 kW on the central building of Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.