Redback provides Smart Inverter for heart of Eastern Sydney Community

Through an initiative organised by the Smart Energy Council and spearheaded by recently elected independent MP Allegra Spender, Redback Technologies have proudly donated a 5kW Solar Inverter to the Holdsworth Community Centre – a mainstay of the Woollahra community. 

Housed in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs, the centre has always been the heart of the community, but residents have become even more reliant on the centre and the services it provides since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.  

Home to a wide range of community-focused groups and resources, the centre houses childcare and school holiday programs, parenting and dementia support services, NDIS services, as well as the ‘Holdsworth Home Connect’ program designed to support socially isolated older people who are living alone in their own homes. Redback were thrilled to be able to support this extremely deserving cause.

Congratulations go to newly elected Member for Wentworth, Allegra Spender, was instrumental in gaining the much-needed support and resources to install rooftop solar. 

“For community centres like Holdsworth, it’s absolutely vital that they have access to cheap energy. The opportunity to put solar on roofs means that this community can deliver more services to the people who need them most” she remarked at the unveiling ceremony on May 3rd. 

Spender’s passion for the project is hardly surprising being a staunch advocate of renewables and the creation of clean energy. In fact, it was many of her policies centring around climate change and protecting the environment that saw her elected. 

“The transition to clean energy is good for the environment, good for business and good for the cost of living.”

With energy prices continuing to rise across Australia, this installation could not have come at a better time for the Eastern Sydney community hub. Something Holdsworth’s CEO Jason Malone was fully aware and appreciative of. 

“Every kilowatt hour [of electricity] the centre doesn’t have to buy can go back into the centre to allow us to purchase important things for the community and front-line services.” 

The project saw four solar industry leaders rally together to support this worthy cause – the result being a collaborative group effort. With solar panels being provided by Jinko Solar, racking by Clenergy Australia and RLE Electrical donating their time and labour costs to install the system, Redback Technologies’ new Smart Solar Inverter was the missing puzzle piece to provide clean, renewable, and sustainable electricity to the deserving people of Holdsworth Community Centre. 

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