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A long-term partnership between Endeavour Foundation and Infinity Power was launched on March 20 when the smart energy company installed a free new solar system at the charity’s Geebung Learning and Lifestyle support service.
More than 60 people including Endeavour Foundation service users, carers and supporters attended a morning tea at Geebung Learning & Lifestyle to acknowledge the generous donation from Infinity Power.
Endeavour Foundation General Manager Geoff Rowe said the donation would reduce power bills at Geebung Learning & Lifestyle by 20 per cent and offset more than 2,000kg of carbon emissions a year. The savings will help the not-for-profit organisation provide opportunities for people with a disability.
The solar power system was supplied by SolarWorld and will enable Endeavour Foundation – a leading independent disability service provider – to cut costs and carbon emissions.
Geebung Learning & Lifestyle supports more than 20 people with a disability to access a range of educational programs and recreational and social activities. Using a person-centred support model, Learning & Lifestyles aim to enhance the independence, self-esteem, interaction skills and life choices of people with a disability.
“The new system will save hundreds of dollars per year on electricity bills, which is money that can be better spent on providing support for people with a disability,” said
“Not only are we able to reduce our power costs and reduce our environmental impact, but having the system installed by Infinity Power is also saving us thousands of dollars in labour costs, which represents a significant contribution to the work we do at Endeavour Foundation.”
Infinity Power’s local manager Grant Lochran said the partnership with Endeavour Foundation was a natural step for Infinity Power, as both organisations have similar operating capabilities.
“Endeavour Foundation and Infinity Power have a real connection and our footprints are very similar as we both work across Queensland and New South Wales,” Mr Lochran said.
“The fact that both our organisations are looking to expand services nationally also makes us a great team and means our partnership will continue to grow. A lot more can be saved by installing additional systems across the charity’s network.
“Helping Endeavour Foundation reduce their power costs is particularly important as it means more funds are freed up for Endeavour Foundation to continue their valuable work supporting people with a disability,” Mr Lochran said.
“We are looking forward to continuing to work with Endeavour Foundation and seeing them benefit from the use of solar power.”
About Endeavour Foundation
Endeavour Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organisation providing support to people with a disability in more than 3,700 placements from 230 locations throughout Queensland and in Sydney. These include accommodation, education, training, vocational and lifestyle opportunities.
About Infinity Power
Established more than five years ago, Infinity Power is one of the top 10 largest solar power installation companies in Australia. During this time Infinity Power has installed more than 6600 systems totalling over 25 mega watts. With 10 offices supplying individual and business customers across three states, Infinity Solar is recommended by over 99% of its customers.