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Solar boost for Ballarat

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Three Ballarat organisations are set to benefit from the Andrews Government’s Renewable Communities Program.

Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today visited McCallum Disability Services in Alfredton to announce a $49,500 grant to install a 40-kilowatt (kW) solar PV system.

In addition, Ms Addison announced $7,728 for Ballarat Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions Inc. to install a 10 kW solar array on the roof of Uniting Ballarat’s Restore Op-Shop.

While $6,363 has been put aside for Coghills Creek Progress Association to install a 6kW solar PV system on the roof of the local hall.

Ms Addison said the local investments would help the three groups substantially reduce power costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

“The $49,500 commitment from our Government to install solar here at McCallum Disability Services will help reduce electricity costs by up to 65 per cent and the money will go back into their employment program which assists local people with a disability find work,” Ms Addison said.

“These three great solar projects will not only help reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also save money on their power bills so they can invest more in services that help the Ballarat community,” Ms Addison said.