Rooftop solar donations to reduce the cost of living in disabled community housing

Inverter maker GoodWe and PV giant Jinko Solar have teamed up with a group of companies to donate and install solar systems for two new homes built for people with disabilities in regional Victoria.

The two homes were delivered through the not-for-profit Community Living & Respite Services (CLRS) Opening Doors Project, which provides purpose-built homes for people with disabilities.

Over the past ten years, CLRS has built homes for 22 people in the towns of Echuca and Moama and surrounding neighborhoods and recently completed its fifth housing project, consisting of two new homes.

The two new homes will be equipped with donated solar energy systems, including inverters from GoodWe, solar panels from Jinko, system balancing components and racks from AWM, and professional solar installation services provided by Ryan Moorhouse of RGM Electrical.

GoodWe says AWM has worked with RGM Electrical to donate the value of the STCs (Small-scale Technology Certificate), obtained through the rooftop solar rebate of both solar installations, back to CLRS.

“There is a population of people with disabilities here in Northern Victoria who need access to a safe home environment, along with essential care to achieve personal goals and develop skills, increasing independence at home and in the community,” says Leah Taffe, CEO of CLRS.

“Through the generous support of individuals and local businesses, we aim to continue our Opening Doors project by building high-quality, purpose-built homes that are easy to maintain and provide people in need with a home that suits their needs and promotes growth and development. independence for the best possible quality of life.”

Sam Barry, from AWM in Echuca, says ongoing energy costs for the homes – which are also equipped with electric hot water and induction hobs – will be “massively reduced” by the two solar systems.

“We are grateful to AWM Echuca for the opportunity to support the great work of CLRS by making this donation, along with other fantastic support from Jinko Solar and RGM Electrical,” said Dean Williamson, country manager for GoodWe Australia.

“GoodWe are passionate about giving back to the community as often as possible and in as many different ways as possible.

“We hope to continue supporting them through future Opening Doors projects.”

This post was published on May 30, 2024 11:21 am

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