Community Solar Initiative boosts hopes for a bright future

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Council is pleased to announce that the installation of solar systems purchased through Round Two of the Community Solar Initiative has been completed.

A total of 40 solar systems have been installed across the Borough in Round Two. These will generate a combined 169 megawatt hours of solar power annually and reduce the community’s carbon emissions by 169 tons every year. This is equivalent to supplying electricity to 35 houses in Victoria for 12 months or taking 49 cars off the road.

“I congratulate our community for embracing the Community Solar Initiative,” said Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor, Councillor Tony Francis. “Your investment in renewables will provide ongoing benefits to our community and help to preserve our environment for generations.”

The Community Solar Initiative is a project of the Community Environment Alliance, a partnership of residents, schools, community groups and businesses working together to protect our environment and reduce carbon emissions.

The Initiative was funded with the support of the Borough of Queenscliffe and the Victorian Government. Round One was successfully delivered in 2015 and saw 43 solar systems installed on homes, businesses and community buildings.

“In total, 83 solar systems have been installed across Round One and Round Two of the Community Solar Initiative,” said Cr Francis.

For more information on the Community Environment Alliance and its activities, visit the CEA page on Council’s website at www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au/cea.