Solar Energy Expressions of Interest
The CBF wants to ‘green’ community radio by installing solar on more stations across Australia and we’d like you to be part of it.
They're launching the Solar for Stations campaign to help stations improve their financial and environmental sustainability through solar power installation. Funding for this campaign will be sought from outside the sector.
Please add your details to the Register of Interest by Friday 18 August 2017 to show potential funders the need for solar in our sector, and the difference that it will make. Register even if your station is planning, or is already using solar- additional funding and upgrades could be available for you.
There are some major criteria for Solar for Stations that you should consider before registering, including:
- site ownership (station, transmission or repeater), or a long-term lease (10+ years)
- complete copies of the past 12 months electricity bills for the site
- enough clear, useable space for the installation (average is 200 - 400m2 +)
There are no guarantees with grants, but a reduction in energy costs and environmental impact is always worthwhile! another factor to consider is the efficiency and number of units and power supplies at your transmitter sites. Current FET technology is considerably more efficient when compared with older transmitters, contact us for more info.