Community building including  surf lifesaving clubs, sailing clubs, bowling clubs and tennis clubs have the perfect profile for solar, as they operate almost exclusively during day light hours.

The context

Community building in Australia emit Tonnes of CO2 per year due to energy consumption providing services to the community. Most of their electricity from the grid which, in Australia still relies heavily on dirty fossil fuel power. In the process they are racking up a huge bill for taxpayers and fueling dangerous climate change.​

The project

ACAF, partnering with Solar my School which also provide “Solar my Club” to assist to the funding of projects which may never get off the ground as Solar my School is sometimes unable to secure the last 10%-25%. This shortfall could be as little as $5,000, and this is where ACAF can be facilitate great emission reductions for a relatively small contribution.

The benefits

Schools are perfect sites for solar as they often have large unshaded roofs and high daytime energy consumption to use the energy when the sun is shining.

Solar power benefits schools and our wider communities by:

  • Reducing carbon emissions

  • Shrinking ongoing energy expenses

  • Demonstrating leadership to your members, patrons and community

  • Visually demonstrating local climate change solutions in action


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