Melbourne Museum enlists Siemens for solar array

Tuesday, 04 December, 2018 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

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Siemens is helping Museums Victoria progress towards a brighter and more sustainable future, with the state-owned cultural institution installing what is believed to be the biggest solar array in metropolitan Melbourne.

Museums Victoria is the largest public museum organisation in Australia and attracts approximately 2.5 million visitors each year across landmark buildings including the Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks, the Immigration Museum and the Royal Exhibition Building.

The solar array project, which kicked off on 18 November, saw helicopters transport 1350 solar panels from the grounds of Carlton Gardens to the roof of the Melbourne Museum. The plan is to eventually install a total of 2700 solar panels across four of Museums Victoria’s iconic sites.

The installation is part of a broader partnership between Siemens and Museums Victoria which has already seen new LED lighting, chillers and water systems, and building management systems installed at the organisation’s iconic locations. Once complete, the initiative will help cut the organisation’s emissions by 35%, saving 4590 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year — the equivalent of 983 cars’ worth of emissions a year.

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