August 31, 2011

Renewable Energy Fund Flinders Island

Congratulations to the following business for receiving funding for their renewable energy projects on Flinders Island,

Furneaux Historical Research Association – Museum Solar Power and Promotion Project

This project will install a 6 kW photovoltaic (PV) system at the museum premises on Flinders Island (FI), and promote renewable energy to residents and visitors ($6,923).

Flinders Island Aboriginal Association Inc (FIAAI)

This project will install two 7.4 kW PV systems, conduct energy audits and install monitoring systems at the FIAAI bakery and Community Centre ($100,000). 

Flinders Island Car Rentals

This project will replace the shuttle vehicle to Flinders Island Airport with an electric vehicle and a 5kW PV system to power it ($64,943).

Flinders Council

This project will install six 2.78 kW solar tracking PV panels at Flinders Island Airport ($60,000).

Mountain Seas

This project will install four 7.26 kW PV arrays, plus connection to new units at Mountain Seas tourist accommodation complex ($65,000).

We would also like to congratulate to businesses on King Island for receiving funding,

King Island IGA & Liquor Plus

This project will install a 20 kW PV system at the King Island IGA Supermarket in Currie ($32,802).

Kelp Industries Pty Ltd

This project will install a 20 kW PV system at the Kelp Industries building near Currie on King Island. ($33,828).

Additional Information

Total funds allocated amount to $363,496.

There were several other projects assessed which did not receive funding, but which were considered worthy for consideration in a future round.

Round Two of the Renewable Energy Fund will be announced once the evaluation of Round One has taken place.

For further information please contact the Office of Energy Planning and Conservation on (03) 6233 2009.

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