Solar system giveaway for local community group

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You may remember Murrindindi Shire Council’s fantastic ‘Dindi Bulk Buy Program’ that launched back in April 2018. Since then, more than 65 solar systems – totaling a whopping 318 kW of solar power capacity – have been installed on the rooftops of homes and businesses across Murrindindi Shire.

Thanks to the success of this program Council, together with Yarra Energy Foundation and Eko Energy, will donate a 5kW Solar System to one lucky community group.

Cr Rebecca Bowles said Council is committed to helping our community reduce its carbon footprint.

‘The Dindi Bulk Buy Program has helped support access to solar energy for residents and businesses across the Shire. If you are a local community group that might benefit from a solar system, we encourage you to apply. Not only is solar power kind to our environment as a renewable source of energy, but it’s also a good opportunity for groups to keep electricity costs down in the long term.

‘Community groups who don’t own the building from which they operate may be wondering if they are eligible. The answer is ‘yes’, but you will need to provide written permission from the building owner. If the building is Council-owned, you do not need written permission from us.

‘The Yarra Energy Foundation will help us with an initial expert review of the energy data you provide in your application and will short-list those applications that will gain energy savings from the solar installation.

‘From there, eligible finalists will go into a ballot process. If you want to find out the result, pop along to the Dindi Sustainable Living Expo on 18 April where one lucky winner will be drawn – stay tuned for more detail or visit our website for updates’, Cr Bowles added.

Applications close on 31 March 2020. If you are interested in applying click here

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