A re-elected Turnbull Government will provide community groups in Makin with $42,000 towards installing solar and battery storage to help the local community play their part in reducing Australia’s emissions and directly benefit from lower electricity bills.
Girl Guides South Australia, Jean Flynn Presbyterian Church and Church @ Para Vista will receive funding under the Solar Towns programme to install solar photovoltaic panel systems on their buildings.
“These grants are part of the Coalition’s commitment to install renewable energy systems on buildings that are used by community organisations,” Mr Reynolds said.
“Together these 3 projects will deliver around 38 kilowatts of clean, renewable energy, which can help these hard-working community organisations lower their electricity bills by around $17,000 per annum. It is also a great result for the environment.”
“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.
“Installing solar photovoltaic panel systems on the buildings used by these groups will deliver benefits to the community and the environment by saving energy, reducing emissions and lowering electricity bills.”
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.