At SolarHub, we have a strong focus on giving back to the local community in which we operate. Consequently, SolarHub are part of several community initiatives, inclusive of donations, and installations to promote local community. The below examples are a select few that demonstrate this.
SolarHub are proud naming rights sponsors for the ACT Netball Centre, having since being renamed in 2015 as the SolarHub ACT Netball Centre. The two companies were brought together through mutually shared corporate values of sustainability, and community benefits, and as a result have since gone on see the installation of a 51kW commercial solar PV system on the centres roof. SolarHub and Netball ACT have consequently gone on to have a strong working relationship, with several SolarHub activations being present at final games.
Miss Jordan’s Garden
Miss Jordan’s Garden was built at St Michael’s School in memory of Jordan Taylor, a seven-year-old girl who passed away suddenly due to a cancerous Grade 4 Medulloblastoma tumour that had bled onto her brain. The garden has been created to teach the students of St Michael’s Primary School the importance of a sustainable garden through practical methods and curriculum opportunities. SolarHub are honoured to have been able to donate their time and a 3.24kW solar PV system to Miss Jordan’s Garden, helping contribute to this wonderful project and helping the future students learn more about renewable energy.
SolarHub are proud Silver Sponsors of the 2620 Mallboys rugby league team. The team is a locally formed club built in honour of the memory of Mal Wighton who passed away suddenly in 2015. The 2620 Mallyboys were successful in winning the annual Canberra Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout consisting of up to 16 teams in 2015 and moreover, continue to perform exceptionally.
Canberra Roller Derby League (CRDL)
SolarHub are proud Bronze Sponsors of the Canberra Roller Derby League (CRDL), Canberra’s premier all female, flat track roller derby league. Established in 2008, CRDL has been growing ever since and in 2012 CRDL comprises of around 100 active skaters split into our four home teams and referee crew: Black ‘n’ Blue Belles,Brindabelters, Surly Griffins, Red Bellied Black Hearts and Team Zebra.
Smith’s Road Community Fire Shed
At the beginning of 2016, SolarHub donated and installed a 2.5kW solar PV system on the Smith’s Road Community Hall Fire Shed. The community hall and fire shed is situated 9.7km south of Tharwa, NSW, and 90km north of Cooma. It stores essential fire firefighting equipment, and in addition is used for hosting community events, training sessions, and as a safe house in emergencies. Further, the Smith’s road rural fire crew attended the bush fire at Clear Range, located south of Canberra, near the ACT/NSW border in December 2015.
Pegasus Riding School
In early 2016, Pegasus Riding School, a not-for-profit community organisation in ACT that provides equestrian activities for people with disabilities, was successfully funded through the Corena (Citizens Own Renewable Energy Network Australia Inc.) Fund to install a 6kW solar PV system by SolarHub. As a result, SolarHub designed, and installed this system, and is proud to have helped out this fantastic local organisation.