Auburn Bowls Club is going solar. As part of the Solar Communities Program ran by the Australian Government we have secured a grant to get solar panels on to the club rooms.
The committee of management at Auburn Bowls club took the view that it would be irresponsible not to use some renewable energy in the club. With the help of a number of members we applied for the solar grant. We had thought about it being a double bonus to the club. Not only are we being responsible community members by decreasing our carbon footprint. We were also lowing the cost of running a club. As energy costs continue to rise, it only makes sense that our committee looks to off set them so we can continue to be a bowls club for the next 132 years.
We would like to thank the Federal Government for the funding for this. We were able to get a grant under the Solar Communities Program
Where the solar panels are going to go
With the north side of the club rooms shaded by trees from neighbours, we are going to be putting the panels on the south side, they will be facing towards the north, so will still catch all the sun. In total we will have 38 Panels on the roof. With an estimated greenhouse emission reduction of nearly 15000 kilograms a year.
The added infrastructure we have seen over the last couple of years means we are well on the way to making sure the club is alive and strong for years to come. With the lower energy costs we should be able to put that back in to other projects that need to happen at the club. We are able to deliver a better facility for members, guests and local community.
We will keep everybody informed when the works begin, and when we have the official date we switch the system on.
The committee would like to thank all those involved with applying for this grant, with out our volunteers we would be no where. We would also like to thank our federal member of parliament, for keeping us informed when the federal grants are available, and the Solar Communities Program Grant.