Clink cuts bills thanks to solar panels
THE Clink Theatre management is looking forward to lower electricity bills thanks to its successful application for a grant to install solar panels.
The latest grants from the state’s Gambling Fund will make a big difference to the theatre’s finances, said DTAG president Michael Kerr.
“For years the Douglas Theatre Arts Group has been battling with the extortionate electricity bills it receives when running the airconditioner and the stage lighting that has many 500w and 1000w globes to light the stage,” he said.
“Last month with the Sound Of Music playing the bill reached nearly $2000 for the month.
“Thanks to the Office of Liquor and Gaming those bills will soon start to reduce.”
This system will generate enough for all the power needs when the theatre is not in full operation.
Currently fans, lights, refrigeration etc run 24 hours whether the theatre is being used or not.
“So now while the theatre is sitting idle through the many days of the week it will not need to draw from the main power grid,” Mr Kerr said.