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Monty's Place now has solar

With the assistance and generous support of South Coast Health and Sustainability Alliance (SHASA) and Micro Energy Systems Australia (MESA) Monty’s Place in Narooma will hopefully be able to save around $2000 per year in electricity charges with their newly installed solar power system.

Monty’s Place Narooma, located at the Uniting Church Hall up from Top of Town Motel have been providing the community free nutritious meals every Wednesday for the past five years hosted by volunteers and supported by a wide cross section of Narooma businesses and donors. They use power year round to run fridges, freezers, urns, stoves and other kitchen equipment and provide meals for about 80 people a week.

SHASA is a not-for-profit community group that supports the local transition to low-carbon in Eurobodalla. MESA of Bodalla is providing free labour and have discounted the cost of the necessary equipment.

SHASA and MESA team has installed 650 kw of solar panels on more than a hundred homes and businesses with a total estimated reduction in emissions of a thousand tonnes of CO2 per year.

Recently South Coast Health and Sustainability Alliance (SHASA) and Micro Energy Systems Australia (MESA) carried out a similar installation at The Red Door which operates from the Moruya Anglican Church hall and provides free meals to the community in need, every Tuesday 12noon to 1.30pm. The addition of a 3.48kW solar system to the Church administration building will now help to significantly reduce the electricity bills incurred with running fridges, freezers, stoves and ovens.The installation of 12 x 290-watt panels will also provide at least an additional 4000kW of electricity to the site with most of the production being utilised by onsite loads.

Above: DAVID KELLEHER Chairman of the Monty’s Place Committee pictured here with Secretary, Helen Smith. A message from David :”Come and enjoy a restaurant quality experience, great food, good conversation, lots of chat and jokes, music and more. If you decide to give a donation , great , but do not feel obligated”.

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