Narromine businesses are on the front foot when it comes to renewable energy with both the Narromine Bowling and the United Services Memorial clubs investing in solar energy.
With the cost of electricity on the rise and the carbon tax to add into the equation secretary-manager of the Narromine USMC, Bob Walsh, said solar panels were a necessary measure in the renewable energy direction.
“It is a step we had to make,” Mr Walsh said.
“The club’s power bill each month is normally around $14,500.
“We have switched to the low- energy light bulbs which has saved us some money but with the cost of using the service and the carbon tax now to take into account we had to look at some way of reducing the cost of electricity which is only going to go up.”
As part of the club’s solar revolution Genesis Solar installed an impressive 264 panels, each at 66 kilowatts, on the roof of the USMC.
“These panels will reduce the carbon emissions and effectively the power bills by a third,” Mr Walsh
“Not only do they look fantastic after the two weeks it took to put them up but I am looking forward to seeing the next bill.”
Jared Golla from Genesis Solar said they are getting more and more requests, to install solar panels, from clubs like the USMC.
“Bob (Walsh) is really leading the way here in Narromine with solar power and it is only a matter of time before all clubs have them,” Mr Golla said.
“We’re also installing them at Peak Hill club and looking at Oberon next.”
The Narromine Bowling Club has also veered in the solar energy direction, by installing 156 panels, each at 30 kilowatts, earlier this year.
The solar revolution of the last two decades has made solar energy an increasingly powerful force in the renewable and clean energy arena, and with costs of electricity set to rise and the carbon tax now present, obtaining energy from the sun may soon become the norm.