Mallee Sun Solar Bulk-Buy Ready to Give Again
Date: 22/10/2020 – Due to the strong uptake of solar systems through the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk-Buy, $13,800 has been raised for the community bonus. We are now seeking applications from community groups, social housing organisations and not-for-profit kindergartens in the Swan Hill municipality who are interested in getting a free solar PV system, or funding towards a larger solar PV system and/or battery storage system.
The deadline for applications is 23 November 2020.
Any questions – email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our bulk-buy info number on 1300 466 274
First community system donated
In March 2020, the bulk-buy program – together with Swan Hill Rural City Council – announced the donation of the first free community bonus system, a 5.94kW fully funded system for Swan Hill disability services provider, Vivid.
The 18-panel, 5.94kW system is savings Vivid about $1,500 off its annual electricity bill. The panels have been installed on the roof at Vivid’s premises in Harrods Lane, Swan Hill.
Vivid is using the electricity bill savings to help fund a new life skills program for their participants, called ‘Seed to Plate’.
It’s fantastic that the clients of Vivid Hill are going to directly benefit from this solar gift,” Swan Hill Rural City Council Mayor Bill Moar said.
We hope that this will be the first of a series of solar donations to community groups in our municipality through Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy.”
Community groups and schools were invited to apply for this money, through a notice put out in the Swan Hill Guardian prior to Christmas as well as through the Swan Hill Rural City Council’s web page.
Council and CVGA selected Vivid as the successful community group in the first round of free solar. A number of groups had applied. Read full story.