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Magnetic Informer Telephone Directory : Magnetic Informer Directory 2012
A small island making a big difference VISIT the Solar City Smart Lifestyle Centre on the way to Horseshoe Bay • energy saving ideas • local advice Did you know? All our combined efforts are paying off. Magnetic Island residents are reaping the benefits of their energy efficient actions, saving more than $600,000 on electricity bills since the Townsville Queensland Solar City project began three years ago. Residents have continued to reduce the amount of electricity they use on a daily basis, and consumption levels are now 12 per cent below their peak, having returned to 2007 levels. In August this year alone, residents reduced their energy consumption by 8.5 per cent compared to the same time last year. More than 80 per cent of residents on Magnetic Island have now taken part in an energy assessment at their home or business. Following the energy assessment, residents saved an average of 4 per cent on their electricity bills, compared to the same period prior to the assessment. A year later, they were saving an average of 8 per cent which shows that not only have residents maintained their savings, they have increased them. Would you like to receive incentives to take part in a trial? Our eco-efficient pool pump trial continues to save residents money and keep their pools in great shape. Those on the trial with average sized pool pumps are saving around a dollar a day and reducing their pool pump energy consumption by between 65% and 80%. Anyone who would like to take advantage of the current pool pump cash back offer from Ergon Energy can sign up to start saving a bomb. Visit www.ergon.com.au for more information. Want to generate clean energy for Magnetic Island? The 675kW of solar photovoltaic (PV ) panels installed across the island generated their first gigawatt hour of renewable energy in June this year. Many residents and businesses on the island are hosting these solar PV panels, which provide clean, green energy for everyone on the island to enjoy. To find out how you can contribute and if your house, garage, shed or other fixed structure is suitable, please contact us. See 100kW of solar panels in action The Solar Skate Park at Horseshoe Bay provides a showcase of innovative renewable energy technology as well as a legacy demonstration place for the Townsville Queensland Solar City project. The 100kW skate park is an impressive and vibrant structure, featuring 474 solar panels which generate enough electricity to power 22 homes on the island. Support and valuable input of ideas from local residents during the extensive community consultation process for the skate park resulted in a facility that will provide solar shade for skate park users, a family BBQ and picnic pavilion, a visitor’s pavilion and a stage pavilion for community presentations. Take a drive to Horseshoe Bay to see the impressive solar skate park – you can’t miss it! we all play a part... Keeping Maggie Beautiful For a number of years now Magnetic Island has been transforming into a Solar Suburb and together we have been changing the way we think about and use energy. Three out of four Maggie residents, two out of three island business operators and countless visitors are participating in the Solar City project and helping to keep Magnetic Island beautiful. Free energy assessments, upgrading homes, buildings and appliances or simply changing behaviour – like turning off lights and air conditioners when not in the room – is all making a difference. awards Visit the Smart lifestyle Centre to discover ways to save money on your electricity bill and learn more about renewable energy and its uses. You can also see interactive energy saving displays and the new Solar Skate Park. We are open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Phone 4758 1674. www.townsvillesolarcity.com.au TOGETHER WE CAN LEAD THE WAY TO A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE AND HELP KEEP MAGGIE BEAUTIFUL WINNER 2011 International Association for Public Participation Project of the Year (Qld) WINNER 2010 Australian & Queensland Australian Marketing Institute Green Marketing Awar d for Excellence WINNER 2010 Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) Environmental Award for Excellence - Queensland HIGHLY COMMENDED 2009 PRIA Queensland Community Relations Award for Excellence COMMENDED 2009 PRIA National Golden Target Award WINNER 2008 Queensland Tidy Towns Sustainability Categor y WINNER 2008 Keep Australia Beautiful Sustainable Cities Community Action
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