Old Beach Cricket Club sports new solar system
by Brighton Council
A new 7kW rooftop solar system installed on the Old Beach Cricket Club shed is expected to save the club significantly on power bills.
Old Beach Cricket Club chairperson and office bearer, Ross Wooldridge, said the solar system would alleviate increasing electricity costs for the club. “The Old Beach Cricket Club would like to thank Brighton Council for the very generous $4,500 contribution to make the solar project happen, which was matched by the Tasmanian Government Department of Communities, through the Solar Power for Sporting Clubs Program,” Ross said. The Old Beach Cricket Club have wanted to install solar panels for many years and are glad the upfront cost and other barriers could be overcome.
Brighton Mayor Leigh Gray congratulated the Old Beach Cricket Club for leading by example. “Brighton Council were pleased to see the ingenuity of the Old Beach Cricket Club in finding co-contributions towards the upfront cost of the system and commend the idea coming from the Club to begin with.” “Brighton Council is deeply committed to reducing corporate greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030 on the pathway to zero emission by 2040. Community groups and local government are working together to reduce emissions one step at a time by installing solar, improving energy efficiency, conserving our resources, and reducing waste to landfill through the introduction of the Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) waste collection service,” said Mayor Gray.
Brighton Council’s action on climate change is outlined in the Climate Change and Resilience Strategy 2019 and is demonstrated through the implementation of 15 greenhouse gas emission reduction measures, saving over 1,700 tonnes of carbon dioxide from being released each year. For further information on Brighton Council’s climate change measures, such as the sustainability in schools program see: www.brighton.tas.gov.au/community/environment