Consider installing solar panels to reduce your electricity bills. The Climate Council suggests energy bills are 80% higher than a decade ago, so join almost half of Australia’s large businesses who have transitioned to solar (with many moving off the grid to battery storage).
In 2018, Richmond Valley Radio received a CBF grant ($37,000), plus a NSW Community Building Partnership grant ($8,000) towards solar panel infrastructure at their transmission site. The station is saving an estimated $7,000 per year in electricity costs, freeing up resources to invest in content and other station priorities.
More information about solar:
- Solar and battery power options (Australian Energy Foundation and Australian Government)
- Solar funding options (Australian Government)