Community groups in the City of Moreland are saving money and carbon emissions through an innovative solar pilot program.
As part of the Zero Carbon Evolution strategy, Positive Charge has been working with Moreland City Council to pilot an innovative funding mechanism that enables community groups who rent their premises from Council to install solar panels.
Where are they?
Over the last few weeks, work has been underway to install solar panels at Glenroy Bowls Club (pictured), Moreland Community Childcare Centre’s Dunstan Reserve site, Coburg Table Tennis Club and Glenroy Neighbourhood Learning Centre.
How it works
The panels have been funded by Moreland City Council and the community groups will repay the cost of the panels through savings on their bills, enabling the money to be recycled to benefit others. Repayments have been carefully calculated by Positive Charge to ensure that all groups will make immediate savings. Once the repayments are complete the groups are estimated to save thousands of dollars every year. This means that as well as doing their part to reduce our city’s carbon emissions these community groups will have more money to spend on what really matters to them.