Solar for stations

Give community radio the power to thrive

Support the greening of community radio by helping stations to switch to solar. Build the capacity of stations to grow and thrive.

From increasing rents to aging infrastructure, community radio stations face many cost pressures to stay on the air. Solar power can make an enormous difference to these stations.

One station can spend as much as $50,000 a year on power. With power bills rising sharply in recent years and further increases predicted, the challenge is mounting. By contrast, the cost of solar panels is decreasing, offering a perfect solution.

Donate to help reduce a station’s operating costs immediately and permanently with solar. For as little as $5,000, you can help one station convert to solar power and low energy LED lighting. On average, a solar fit out including LED lighting is approximately $10-$15,000 for a mid-sized station.

No matter how large or small, your gift will help us make a difference. Most importantly, you’ll help stations transform the lives of people in their communities.

Together we can nurture Australia’s open society, strong democracy and vibrant culture through the power of community radio. Please donate today. For more information, we welcome you to contact our Philanthropy & Partnerships team by phone 03 8341 5900 or email.

Donations to the Community Broadcasting Development Fund are tax-deductible.

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