Charities could win a solar system from Synergy in a new round of funding

Homestead for Youth was one of the recipients.
Homestead for Youth was one of the recipients.

CHARITIES and not-for-profit groups across WA could be given a roof-top solar PV system from Synergy in a new round of funding to help those groups reduce costs and redirect savings to benefit the community.

The Synergy Community Solar Fund initiative last year gave six WA charities a total 150kW of affordable renewable energy through the installation of roof-top solar systems.

One of those was Homestead for Youth near Dwellingup.

Synergy chief executive Jason Waters said that collectively, recipients had the potential to save up to $50,000 a year per annum on their energy bills.

Other winners include parenting support organisation Ngala, which has already saved about $3500 in the first nine weeks of installation of its 80kW system, Shenton Park Dog Refuge, Abmusic, St Vincent de Paul Busselton and Margaret River Community Centre.

Community groups can apply online until March 31. Winners will be announced from early June and the SolarReturn systems installed by December.

Applicants do not have to own the building to be eligible for the fund, as long as the building owner approves the installation.

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