Deepwater Plaza car park goes solar

The solar panels will help reduce the centre’s use of electricity and emissions.

Shoppers at Woy Woy can now enjoy more than 100 shaded car spaces after Deepwater Plaza’s car park upgrade was completed recently.

A total of 768 solar photovoltaic panels have been installed to the shade structures in bay four of the Coles car park off Charlton St in a bid to reduce reliance on the electricity grid.

Deepwater Plaza centre Manager Marcelle Proper said the feedback from the community has been very positive.

“Customers are enjoying more shaded car spaces and are supportive of the solar project benefiting the environment,” Proper said.

“The [solar panels] supply the centre with renewable energy, supporting the centre’s sustainability goals.”

The panels are set to generate approximately 253 MWh per annum, helping to reduce the shopping centre’s use of grid-purchased electricity and carbon emissions.

Improvements to line marking and resurfacing have also been made in the carpark, extending to George Street and the ground level of the multi-deck car park.

Maisy Rae