As part of its goal to educate the public about sustainable technologies and practices, Bend Neighbourhood is hosting a 2kW photovoltaic panel array on its community shed. Power generated here will run systems within Bend, including pumps for water reticulation to a proposed community garden on Bend land.
The installation of the 2kW solar system on the BEND Community Shed celebrates the community partnership between BEND Neighbourhood Association, Clean Energy For Eternity and Pyramid Power Company. Bend Neighbourhood Association was nominated to receive the 2kW solar electricity installation by the local community through the Pyramid Power ‘Shine On’ Community Bulk Buy solar energy offer. The solar system has been installed at no cost to the community group: it has been funded by Pyramid Power Company, with matching funds from the Department of the Environment, Heritage, Water and the Arts, made possible by community support of the ‘Shine On’ Bulk Buy offer.
A public launch of the system is proposed for 20 June 2010 - stay tuned.