This is a big boost of energy saving for the 20 unit accommodation, which was constructed to assist people from across the region receiving treatment at the Lismore Base Hospital and the Lismore Cancer Centre.
Rebekka Battista, Our House Director said the installation of this system will greatly assist in reducing the costs of running this vital facility.
Some seven years ago, when the Lismore Rotary Club first heard of plans to try and establish an accommodation centre for patients and/or their carers, the Club recognized how such a project fitted perfectly with the Rotary belief of “doing good in the world”.
In early May 2006 the Club established a fund which, thanks to the various Rotary activities and prudent financial management, has grown into an incredible amount of money that will help Our House go Solar.
When Our House recently called for expressions of interest from community groups and others to provide goods and/or services to the Unit, the Rotary Club of Lismore knew their finances were such that they could provide for a significant item.
“The solar panels are an item that although costly, will bring substantial economic benefit to the overall running of Our House,” said Rebekka Battista.
“We are immensely grateful to the Rotary Club of Lismore for their continued support and generosity to Our House” says Rebekka.
“The Rotary Club of Lismore is proud to be part of the Our House project. It has been a unique and important initiative that supports patients, their carers and/or their families to be provided for at a time of greatest need and care,” says Brian Wheatley, Secretary of Rotary Club of Lismore
In handing over this cheque, the Rotary Club of Lismore would like to congratulate all those associated with Our House for their vision and continued commitment to such a worthwhile project.
“Nickel Energy, a local solar company has also become involved in helping to make solar a reality for Our House. Nickel Energy has installed over 6 mega watts of solar throughout New South Wales and Queensland,” said Rebekka Battista.
“No project has meant more to us than the Our House installation. The work people do at Our House is amazing and we are honoured to be chosen to assist,” said David Copperthwaite, Managing Director of Nickel Energy.