Probe to power up car parks with solar

SOLAR power, electric vehicle charging stations and plants and vegetation will be a major consideration in the redesign of any car parks.

The commitment from Canterbury Bankstown Council comes after Cr George Zhakia called for carparks to become more environmentally sustainable.
He says that solar power awnings in car parks can provide shade and when combined with batteries, can power safety lighting, emergency systems and electric charging stations.
“Adding plants and vegetation to the design of car parks, also adds shade, however has the added benefit of making our city look better,” he said.