Group effort for solar savings

17 June 2013

The Daily Advertiser

BRIGHT IDEA: Climate Rescue of Wagga Inc chairman Stephen James (left) and committee member Jim Rees are calling on interested members of the public, businesses and other organisations to join the Riverina Community Solar Farms initiative. It will be launched on June 26. Picture: Les Smith.

NEXT time you flick on that light switch, will you be using solar power?

In what could be an Australian-first, Climate Rescue of Wagga Inc. (CROW) will officially launch the Riverina Community Solar Farms (RCSF) initiative at a public information session later this month.

The project is looking for up-to five organisations to host solar systems of up to 100 kilowatts, with the goal that each host would consume between 550 and 600 kilowatt hours a day.

In return, the organisations would benefit from cheaper bills and cleaner energy.