Hasluck receives solar energy funding boost

Hasluck receives solar energy funding boost

The Coalition Government’s Solar Communities Program is set to benefit Hasluck with funding for local groups to install solar rooftop systems.


Gidgegannup Recreation Club will receive $10,000 for the installation of rooftop solar photovoltaic panels.


Darlington Sports and Recreation Association will receive $11,704.87 which is also for the installation of rooftop solar photovoltaic panels.


Kalamunda RSL Sub-Branch will receive $13,536.63 for the installation of rooftop solar photovoltaic panels and a battery storage system.


The Mundaring Arts Centre will receive $7,965.62 to install a 6.48kW Solar Photovoltaic Panel System.


Federal Member for Hasluck, Ken Wyatt, said the program, which was one of the Coalition’s 2016 election commitments providing $5 million to selected regions across Australia, will help deliver lower electricity costs for community organisations while reducing their emissions.


“The Solar Communities program provides funding for community groups in selected regions across Australia to install rooftop solar PV, solar hot water and solar-connected battery systems,” Mr Wyatt said.


Kalamunda RSL acknowledged the importance of the Solar Communities funding and the effect it will have on the club.


“The savings being made through the solar project will better enable us to provide services to the community, especially considering how hard it is for RSL Sub-branches in WA to raise enough funds to maintain buildings and provide resources to continue supporting the military service community”  said Chris Hannah, Secretary of the Kalamunda RSL.


“We would like to express our sincere thanks to Ken Wyatt for helping us to obtain this grant and for his continued support” said Mr Hannah.


Mr Wyatt said the funding will help organisations that provide invaluable services to their local communities go solar, reduce their power bills and emissions, and take advantage of cutting edge battery storage technology.


 “This is a great initiative that will save money for these important community groups and allow them to continue to serve our local community” said Mr Wyatt.


Further information about the program is available at www.environment.gov.au/climate-change/renewable-energy/solar-communities.