This report looks at the solar rooftop opportunities on public buildings in five diverse local government areas (LGAs) — Brisbane, Cairns, Logan, Gladstone and Townsville — and provides a case study for each.

Key findings:

  • The energy generated each year by these potential PV installations could power 44,000 average Queensland households.
  • These PV installations could generate an estimated 844 job-years* of employment in the solar installation business.
  • 152,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions could be avoided, equivalent to leaving 1,353,000 tonnes of coal in the ground or planting 51 million trees.Of the 150 megawatts (MW) of solar potential identified on public buildings, just over half is on public schools with public hospitals and correctional centres providing further opportunities.
  • 77 MW of PV potential on public schools
  • 28 MW on public hospitals
  • 14 MW on correctional centres

The report is available here.