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Nagambie Bowls for solar

Friday, 22 February, 2019

Nagambie bowlers are set to be powered by solar, as a new solar system donated by Yarra Energy Foundation switches on at Nagambie Bowls Club.

The 5.4kW solar system will power operations at the popular local venue, saving the club around $1500 in energy costs a year.

The system has been gifted to the club by Echo Group in conjunction with the Yarra Energy Foundation as part of Strathbogie Shire’s wildly successful solar bulk buy program, affectionately known as the Bogie Bulk Buy.

As the partnering organisation in the bulk buy, Echo Group and the Yarra Energy Foundation pledged to donate a free system to a local community group, with Nagambie Bowls Club striking it lucky.

Cr Amanda McClaren, Mayor of Strathbogie Shire Council, said that the success of the Bogie Bulk Buy is indicative of a profound energy shift taking place in rural Australia.

“Since we started the Bogie Bulk Buy with Yarra Energy Foundation and Echo Group, we have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of our community for switching to solar power,” she said.

“In a rural community where many people are struggling financially, saving money with solar is a no-brainer.”

“We’re also on the frontline for the impacts of climate change, as we’ve seen from the recent scorching heatwaves. As a community, it makes sense for us to work to reduce our climate impact by shifting to clean energy.”

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