Brightening Batemans Bay Heritage Museum’s Future Stage 1

SHASA has secured a Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) Strengthening Rural Communities Program grant of $22,578 to install solar on the Batemans Bay Heritage Museum.  SHASA is also putting $800 in cash towards the cost of the project.

Founded in 1977, the Clyde River and Batemans Bay Historical Society (CRBBHS) owns and operates the Batemans Bay Heritage Museum.  It is a primary cultural resource for our community, wholly operated by an engaged volunteer workforce. 

“This project will significantly enhance the Batemans Bay Heritage Museum’s operations through providing free energy from the sun and reducing electricity costs by about 60%.  The facility is ideal for solar as it only operates during daylight hours.  Installing solar panels is the 1st stage to provide energy to stabilise environmental conditions for the preservation of the museum collections. Temperature, humidity, light levels and air quality all need to be controlled requiring more energy” said CRBBHS Honorary Pres Ewan Morrison

Kathryn Maxwell, SHASA President said “SHASA’s business partners Micro Energy Systems will be installing the 14.5kW solar array, together with a 3 year maintenance agreement”.

“SHASA would like to thank the Federal Government for funding the Strengthening Rural Communities Program which is managed by the FRRR.  FRRR is a not-for-profit organisation, connecting common purposes and funding from government, business and philanthropy with the genuine local needs of rural people and places. This project is SHASA’s the 10th FRRR project!!”. said Kathryn Maxwell.

Media Contact:       Ewan Morrison, CRBBHS 0420 760 080
                                Kathryn Maxwell, SHASA 0467 558 645

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