“Congratulations Berrambool Sports Complex on receiving your Pyramid Power ‘Shine On’ Bulk Buy Community solar system. You have contributed to making our Bega Valley Shire the Solar Shire by Caring for Community 50/50 by 2020” says Matthew Nott, Clean Energy For Eternity.
The Berrambool Sports Complex will launch its free Pyramid Power solar system on Saturday 12th September at 2.15pm at Berrambool Sports Complex, Berrambool Drive, Merimbula. This is Sapphire Coast Australian Football League Grand Finals day, and is the biggest day in the Berrambool Sports Complex’s year of events with an estimated 3,000 people attending Grand Finals matches. The Merimbula Chamber of Commerce, team leader for the Merimbula Bulk Buy group, is proud to have the Berrambool Sports Complex as the first in a long line of community solar systems to be installed, through the Pyramid Power ‘Shine On’ Solar Bulk Buy offer.
The Launch of the 2kW solar system celebrates the community partnership between Berrambool Sports Complex Management Committee, Merimbula Chamber of Commerce, Clean Energy For Eternity and Pyramid Power Company. The Berrambool Sports Complex was nominated to receive the 2kW solar electricity installation by the local community through the Pyramid Power ‘Shine On’ Community Bulk Buy solar energy offer. The solar system has been installed at no cost to the community group: it has been funded by Pyramid Power Company, with matching funds from the Department of the Environment, Heritage, Water and the Arts, made possible by community support of the ‘Shine On’ Bulk Buy offer.
Alan Simpson, President of Berrambool Sports Complex said: “We can now look forward to dramatically reduced energy bills, and greater savings through the new NSW Feed-in-Tariff, which means more funds will be available for our core purpose, local sport. With 12 solar panels on the roof, we are now generating electricity from the sun and feeding energy back to the electricity grid, and earning income from this energy. As electricity costs continue to rise, solar electricity will reduce our utility bills as well as protect the environment.”
The Berrambool Complex services the entire Bega Valley district and provides a quality venue for many sporting and recreational activities for residents, schools, clubs and even the family dog. “It is a pleasure and an honour to be able to support the community who have supported us” said Stephen Garrett, Managing Director of Pyramid Power Company.
Distinguished guests at the launch include: Alan Simpson, President Berrambool Sports Complex Committee; Don Smith, President Merimbula Chamber of Commerce and John Ford, Secretary Merimbula Chamber of Commerce, Team Leader for Merimbula Bulk Buy group; Matthew Nott, Clean Energy For Eternity; Prue Kelly (Bermagui, CEFE); Rachel Choy, General Manager Pyramid Power Company.
The ‘Shine On’ Bulk Buy has been a huge success with over 950 subscribers. Well over 1 megawatt of solar PV will be installed by Pyramid Power in the coming months and many other Community Groups will soon receive their FREE systems.
Special thanks must be extended to John Ford and the Merimbula Chamber of Commerce, Team Leader for Merimbula Bulk Buy group; and also to Clean Energy For Eternity for its vigorous campaign to support ‘Shine On’, especially the charismatic Matthew Nott and the unstoppable Prue Kelly (Bermagui, CEFE). It is also the first time that solar electricity has been within the financial reach of the average family, and with the obvious motivations of domestic action on climate change and rapidly rising energy costs, the ‘Shine On’ project is well timed