And now ….. It’s done – the community centre has got the necessary funding to proceed so a 6.6 kW PV (solar) system is happening with funding in the form of a mixed grant worth $8,250 from their Energy Fund and their retailer, Powershop. The benefits of this project include more renewable energy, 8,735 kgs less of carbon dioxide per year put into the atmosphere and local savings allowing programs to be expanded. This is a great result.
In the beginning ….. A local Community Power Hub is helping an out of town community centre find a way to install renewable energy, plus storage, to power their facility. The centre is happy to consider solar and/or wind but, at this stage, they have quotes to install solar PV with some retrofitting of insulation, shading and energy efficient lighting to reduce their energy demand. The local CPH has facilitated an introduction to two funding groups who will work with the community centre to make this project happen. The benefits of this project include more renewable energy, reduced emissions and savings for the community which, in turn, they can use to expand their services.