Savings being made through Bega Valley’s community solar program were donated back to the Quaama Rural Fire Brigade on February 3rd, 2022.
A memorandum of understanding between Clean Energy For Eternity and the Bega Valley Shire Council allows net savings from any CEFE-funded solar/battery installation on public buildings in the shire to be redirected back to each relevant public building. CEFE secretary Prue Kelly said this arrangement was the first of its kind between local government and an autonomous, voluntary, not for profit organisation.
Thanks to the deal, and assisted by live music fund-raising events, solar power systems were installed on the Quaama, Rocky Hall, and Kiah RFS sheds over the past 15 months. Today, CEFE presented the first refund savings cheque to the Quaama Rural Rire Brigade. Refunds for the others will follow, Ms Kelly said.