Frankston Life Saving Club will now be powered by the sun thanks to the installation of a solar panel system under an Andrews Labor Government program to promote renewable energy and cut electricity bills.
Minister for Energy and Resources Lily D’Ambrosio visited Frankston Life Saving Club today to see the completed installation of a 5 kilowatt solar panel system.
Frankston is the first lifesaving club to receive solar panels under the Labor Government’s Community Renewables Solar Grants Initiative, which is open to lifesaving clubs across the state.
Over the next few months solar panel systems will be installed on the majority of Victoria’s Life Saving Clubs under the scheme.
Electricity represents a significant costs to Life Saving Victoria, so the installation of solar panels enables clubs to reduce their operating costs and spend more on life saving activities and training, while also increasing renewable energy generation.
The Community Renewables Solar Grants Initiative is among a number of programs for community groups and businesses that will form part of the Labor Government’s Renewable Energy Action Plan to be released this year.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy and Resources Lily D’Ambrosio
“This is about helping Victorian lifesaving clubs save money on their energy bills and driving renewable energy generation in Victoria.”
“This is one of a number of programs for community groups and businesses that we are developing as part of our Renewable Energy Action Plan. We are determined to make Victoria the leading state in renewable energy generation, technology and jobs.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke
“Frankston Life Saving Club will now be able to save on electricity bills and spend more time and money on what really matters – keeping people safe on our local beaches.”
“Our lifesaving club volunteers do an amazing job keeping swimmers safe. The installation of this solar panel system means they can spend more time on patrol and less time fund raising to pay the club’s electricity bills.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020