Tamworth Regional Councillor Glenn Inglis shares dream for solar powered sewerage

FLOATED: Call for more solar power projects in the region.
FLOATED: Call for more solar power projects in the region.

TAMWORTH councillor Glenn Inglis has a dream.

The councillor touted his vision to the chamber at this week’s meeting floating a new idea to compliment council’s ever-growing CV in sustainability.

Cr Inglis’ dream was to see solar power panels floating on top of sewerage dams, and asked if such a project could be investigated.

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The seeds of the dream were planted at the University of New England’s ‘Solar Innovation Roundtable’, last week, but Cr Inglis said Lismore City Council had recently received grant funding for a floating solar power project at one of its sewerage ponds.

Lismore’s sewerage project has been publicised as the the biggest floating solar farm in Australia.

The idea found an unlikely supporter in Russell Webb who, in recent months, called for a new coal-fired power stations to be established in Boggabri.

Cr Webb described himself as a “coal-fired man”, but said there was room for renewable energy.