Local community organisations in Port Adelaide are the latest beneficiaries of the Coalition’s commitment to boost renewable energy in our communities.
“Under a re-elected Turnbull Government, St Joseph's Italian Community Centre and the Adventist Development and Relief Agency Australia will receive funding under the Solar Towns programme to install solar photovoltaic panel systems on their buildings,” Ms Flowerdew said.
“These grants are part of the Coalition’s commitment to install renewable energy systems on buildings that are used by community organisations.”
“Together these projects will deliver around 28 kilowatts of clean, renewable energy, which can help these hard-working community organisations lower their electricity bills by around $12,000 per annum. It is also a great result for the environment.”
“By installing solar photovoltaic panel systems on the buildings used by the St Joseph's Italian Community Centre and the Adventist Development and Relief Agency we are helping them to save on electricity bills which enables them to better deliver services to the communities that they already serve so well now and well into the future.”
“These organisations continue to give back to the community and it’s great to be able to assist them with the uptake of renewable energy,” Minister Hunt said.
“By assisting the St Joseph's Italian Community Centre and the Adventist Development and Relief Agency with these grants today we will assist in cutting the cost of their electricity as well as their carbon footprint which will enable them to better deliver services to the communities that they already serve so well now and well in to the future.”
Funding for community solar projects is part of the Coalition’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is an opportunity for communities to engage with clean renewable energy.
Australia already has the highest per capita rate of household solar in the world, with more than 2.4 million households, small businesses and community organisations installing rooftop solar and solar hot water systems.
These grants are another way that we’re taking practical action to tackle climate change, without Bill Shorten’s job-destroying electricity tax.