Bucketts Way Neighbourhood Centre

The Bucketts Way Neighbourhood Group Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation providing community, aged care and disability services and training programs for residents located in Gloucester and the surrounding district. It provides these services from the Neighbourhood Centre building, which currently uses about 110kWh of electricity per day. The Energise Gloucester project is planning to install a 30kW solar system at the Neighbourhood Centre which is expected to generate more electricity than they consume on a daily basis for 7-8 months of the year. This will halve the electricity costs for the centre, enabling them to save money and utilise more funds on their core business - projects within the community.

Special thanks to the Energise Gloucester for connecting us with this great project.

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Shoalhaven Neighbourhood Services

Shoalhaven is a not-for-profit community organisation that has been operating in the Shoalhaven region of NSW for 40 years. They provide aged care, disability and community services to the residents of northern Shoalhaven. Their community services enable them to deliver a neighbourhood centre in Nowra and East Nowra. The Nowra neighbourhood centre currently supports over 4,000 individuals per year by providing the opportunity for all community members to come together to attend social inclusion programs, activities and information sessions in a supportive environment.

Powershop’s support will enable Shoalhaven to install a 5.0KW system on the Nowra neighbourhood centre with estimated savings of over $1,000 per year. The savings will allow Shoalhaven to use the funds on direct service delivery so that they can deliver programs and activities to meet the needs of the community.

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Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre

Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre located in Lawson provides support services to a number of small communities between the larger Blue Mountains towns of Katoomba and Springwood. These support services include palliative care, home visits, financial affairs advice, low cost access to facilities such as computers and internet and the vital role of coordinating a response in times of crisis. The installation of an 8kW solar system will generate between $1,500 to $2,000 worth of energy per year will free up funds which can be directed to supporting the local community.

Special thanks to the Blue Mountains Renewable Energy Co-op for connecting us with this great project.

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