Daniel Kelly, who heads up Solahart Gold Coast, says that this is a perfect way to utilise used solar panels that can still make a difference.
“A growing part of our business is collecting used solar panels. This occurs when a household is upgrading an old system, or when one or two panels are no longer performing at peak capacity, many customers choose to upgrade the entire system with new technology,” said Daniel.
Darren Page, Dealer Principal at Solahart Hervey Bay, says that the majority of panels that are replaced can still be used. This project allows for the panels to be put to a very good cause.
“During these replacements, we find that about 80 percent of solar panels can still be used so we were very keen to find a way to reuse these panels in a sustainable and meaningful way – and help those who could use it most,” said Darren.
The Alight Project is on a mission to make solar energy accessible to roughly 40% of Africans who live without electricity.