Two Top End community organisations are set to benefit from new solar electricity systems, thanks to funding from the Coalition Government.
The Woodroffe Child Care Centre ($10,000) in Palmerston and the Greek Orthodox Community of North Australia Inc ($13,513.54) have both received funding to install rooftop solar PV, solar hot water and solar-connected battery systems. The funding has been provided through the Coalition Government’s Solar Communities Programme.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said the grant to the Greek Orthodox Community of North Australia Inc would see a solar system installed on the parish priest residence in Cavenagh Street, next to St Nicholas Church, in the Darwin CBD.
“The funding will help these two organisations that provide vital services to Darwin and Palmerston residents to go solar, reduce their power bills and emissions, and take advantage of cutting edge battery storage technology,” Senator Scullion said.
“This is a great initiative that will save these important community groups money and allow them to continue to serve our local community.”
The Solar Communities Programme, a Coalition 2016 election commitment, provides $5 million to selected regions across Australia to help deliver lower electricity costs for community organisations while reducing their emissions.
Further information about the programme is available here.