Solar-powered trams

Melbourne’s tram network is now 100 per cent offset by renewable energy thanks to two Victorian solar farms.

With the opening of the Numurkah Solar Farm in 2019, which generates approximately 255,000 megawatt hours of clean, renewable electricity, more than 400 trams on Melbourne’s iconic network are now carbon neutral as part of the State Government’s Solar Trams Initiative.

The emissions reduction delivered by Numurkah Solar Farm will be the equivalent of taking 75,000 cars off the road or planting 390,000 trees.

This all is part of a much larger picture for Melbourne, with the Victorian Government committed to Victoria generating 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030.

Read the full Renewable Energy Action Plan(opens in a new window).