BRAND new solar panels now sit on top of a St Patrick’s Community Support Centre building thanks to a recent donation.
Local Fremantle business SolarLuna not only donated the new 5kVA solar PV system to St Patrick’s Dorothy House, but also the man hours needed to install it.
St Patrick’s chief executive Steve McDermott said the centre was looking forward to putting the savings from its reduced power costs into its programs and services to help Fremantle’s homeless and less fortunate.
“The installation will reduce power costs for St Pat’s, which ultimately means we can use those savings to improve our services for clients,” he said.
“Our power bills are very high and with the prospect of further increases, this donation came at a really critical time for us.
“We were just thrilled with this donation; it’s important to us not only from a cost-savings point of view but also because it’s a meaningful demonstration of how the broader community is supporting the work we do.”