The Karratha Leisureplex (KLP) is the premier sport and leisure facility in regional Western Australia. The KLP opened in June 2013 and has attracted over 4 million visitors through its comprehensive range of facilities and programs. When considering the construction of the KLP, it was envisaged by council that refurbishments of the facility would occur to continually improve and refresh the experience for residents and patrons of the facility.
A study to explore solar energy options for the KLP was identified for consideration as part of the KLP Improvement Study in 2020. The 800kW System developed and designed by the WAAE included a significant solar array of 4,000sqm of roof mounted panels across multiple structures, reducing KLP’s energy costs by a minimum of 50%.