Bodalla Local Aboriginal Land Council have been given a solar power system after the January bushfires, thanks to the generosity of the Southcoast Health and Sustainability Alliance (SHASA) and a Bodalla based electrical and solar company.
SHASA, a volunteer run community not-for-profit organisation donated the new solar system to the Bodalla LALC after it was nominated by Micro Energy Systems Australia (MESA) for its contribution to the Bodalla community.
Bodalla based MESA gifted the installation costs as well as ongoing maintenance of the system to the Land Council.
The 6.3kW system incorporating micro inverters was commissioned on June 10 and by all accounts it is delivering 17-20 kilowatt-hours a day.
"It is anticipated the solar system will cover all of Bodalla's LALC electricity needs with excess power contribution expected to cover the majority of daily supply charges," SHASA president, Kathryn Maxwell said.
Last week the Bodalla LALC hosted a thank-you gathering where they presented plaques and a painting by local indigenous artist Natalie Bateman to both SHASA and MESA acknowledging the partnership for a cleaner renewable energy future.