Walgett Community Renewables
In 2021, Geni.Energy completed an exciting Community Renewable project in Walgett, far Northwest New South Wales. The project was a partnership with Planet Ark Power which delivers 143kW of solar on three buildings belonging to Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service.
This solar installation is cashflow positive from the outset with a pay back period on average of 4 years for each building and close to $1,000,000 worth of cumulative savings just from electricty bills over 25 years. All the savings generated from this project will be put back into providing more services to the community instead of electricity bills.
In early 2021 this community project was launched by Geni.Energy, Planet Ark Power and the Walgett Aborignal Medical Service. The image below illustrates the roof layout of the admin building and energy use before and after the solar installation.
With solar as an abundant and renewable zero emission resource, this project will be intergrated into the region-wide Virtual Power Plant, creating a Renewable Energy Precinct in the Northwest.
For the local community to learn more and become involved in this transition to renewables for Walgett, Geni.Energy will held a public community briefing, which has continued to initiate discussions about zero carbon emissions for the Northwest!