The Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy will donate a free 5.94kW solar power system to community groups and schools for every 100 systems installed.
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 will save Vivid about $1,500 off its annual electricity bill. The panels will be installed on the roof at Vivid’s premises in Harrods Lane, Swan Hill.
Vivid will use 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.
Next community bonus system
Later this year – probably around winter-time – we expect to be able to put a call out to community groups and schools to apply for the second community bonus through the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy.
Please help spread the word. If you are involved in a community group or school and would like to ensure you receive notification about the next bonus, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you know of friends or neighbours thinking of going solar – or indeed if you are interested – then please do take a look at what the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy offers. And, if you want a quick summary about why we reckon we should consider the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy, click this link.