Cage Youth Foundation receives new solar panels to power its centre supporting Redlands youth and families

A not-for-profit supporting Redlands children and families in need will now get its power from the sun.

SOLAR: The Cage Youth Foundation in Redland Bay has received 20 solar panels as part of the Chamber of Commerce Champion Redlands Coast initiative. Redlands MP Kim Richards, Chamber president Rebecca Young, The Cage director Linda Grieve, Redland mayor Karen Williams with REA Solar director Michael Mrowka.

SOLAR: The Cage Youth Foundation in Redland Bay has received 20 solar panels as part of the Chamber of Commerce Champion Redlands Coast initiative. Redlands MP Kim Richards, Chamber president Rebecca Young, The Cage director Linda Grieve, Redland mayor Karen Williams with REA Solar director Michael Mrowka.

Cage Youth Foundation in Redland Bay has installed 20 solar panels to power the centre and save on electricity costs.

REA Solar has provided the panels which will produce up to 50kWh each day saving an estimated $4000 a year.

It is part of the Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce initiative, Champion Redlands Coast which aims to deliver more renewables in the Redlands by 2032.

REA Solar Director Michael Mrowka said the new system would cut costs for the foundation while helping the environment, saving an estimated 14 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year.

"The first crucial step in making a more renewable Redlands lies in public education, particularly the education of the generation that will one day become our country's leaders," Mr Mrowka said.

"This project is a good chance to educate youth and families on the benefits of creating a sustainable future and to showcase new and exciting technologies in renewable energy".

The Cage Youth Foundation is a non-for-profit initiative supporting Redlands youth and families in need.

Chamber of Commerce president Rebecca Young said the Redlands Coast region aimed to become one of the most sustainable economies in Southeast Queensland and Australia by 2032.

"Championing Redlands Coast is building stronger community networks through ensuring key industry stakeholders are well connected to our social enterprises," Ms Young said.

"The chamber will continue to build the Championing Redlands Coast initiative in the next 12 months, encouraging the cities biggest employers and investors to partner with the chamber on the initiative.

"Already 15 partners of the region's leading businesses are on board, representing manufacturing, construction, education, health care, infrastructure, transport, and tourism."