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Solar partnership empowers local community


The Dandaragan Community Recreation Club are looking towards a sustainable future after installing a state-of-the-art solar panel system thanks to a generous grant from local solar installer, Fowler Electrical Contracting (FEC).

The future-proof kit includes a 10-kilowatt Fronius inverter with 6.4kw of panels, is battery back-up compatible, and has the option to expand the kit as
necessary. The grant from FEC is the first of its kind in the Wheatbelt and it was offered to the Dandaragan CRC for a variety of reasons says Valerie Fowler from FEC. “Fowler Electrical are keen to support the longevity of the local club by reducing their on-going costs and protecting against future rises in energy charges. We are also tremendously appreciative of local support and wanted to find a way to give back to the community.”

The Dandaragan Community Recreation Club is utilised by many community members, and while Fowler Electrical Contracting cannot give a grant to every individual club, they saw this as an opportunity to help as many people as possible. Valerie says, “Solar power is the way forward, and as our business grows we see more and more investment in renewable energy. It’s great to see a forward-thinking businesses embracing long term sustainability. We can’t
wait to see the club, and in turn the community, benefit from this kit.”

More and more businesses are thinking ahead and investing in green energy with the future in mind. While the up-front cost can appear daunting, the long term benefits are not just cost savings but show a commitment to environmental awareness and are an investment in future generations.

If you are interested in learning more about solar solutions, Scott Fowler from FEC and Andrew Robertson from Grundfos will be talking at the 2017 West Midlands Group Spring Field Day on 12 September. Fowler Electrical Contracting is accredited for designing and installing grid connect and standalone kits, and are an authorised Grundfos dealer.

The Dandaragan Community Recreation Club wishes to thank Fowler Electrical Contracting for their professional advice and significant financial support in
making this project happen. The Dandaragan community is very fortunate to have a generous local business willing to invest in the community for the benefit of all.

Above L-R: Darren Rutley, Committee Member DCRC; Scott Fowler, FEC; and Jenny Glasfurd, President DCRC