100kW Installation at PCYC Gladstone Photo: Mike Richards

Solar to power PCYC QLD into the future

GEM Energy is pleased to announced we have been engaged by Police-Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) Queensland to deliver a multi-site commercial solar project across a number of their branches in Queensland.

Connecting with GEM Energy to provide Solar Power is part of an initiative ensuring PCYC Queensland’s future sustainability.

PCYC Queensland’s CEO, Phil Schultz commented that the financial proposition of solar provided by GEM Energy made sense from an investment and cost savings point of view as well as sustainability with our local communities.

“As a not-for-profit community organisation, adding solar energy to our operations state-wide will mean our programs can run all hours of the day in the face of the fast-rising costs of energy from the grid.”

“The savings that we make will help deliver our vision of building safer, healthier communities through youth development”

The relationship between PCYC Queensland and GEM Energy was formed after an extensive tender process. GEM Energy delivered on several initial projects in Rockhampton, Bundaberg and Gladstone respectively. Each of these projects were custom designed and performed beyond expectations for the branches.

“On a project of this scope it is critical your provider has demonstrated expertise and experience, which GEM Energy did so as part of our extensive selection process, plus they started as a local Queensland organisation,” Mr Schultz said.

GEM Energy CEO Jack Hooper said rapidly rising energy rates are making it more and more difficult for Not For Profit organisations like PCYC Queensland to continue to provide their great service to the community in a sustainable manner.

“When the opportunity arose to help make a difference to the tens of thousands of people who access PCYC Queensland’s services by reducing the significant overhead of energy costs, we were quick to put our hat in the ring and are thrilled to have been selected,” Mr Hooper said.

The scope of the relationship between GEM Energy and PCYC Queensland is likely to include over 10,000 solar panels, multiple Tesla batteries and represents a considerable investment into assisting with future-proofing PCYC Queensland’s local community operations. The first of a number of site installations is set to get underway mid-year.

GEM Energy is pleased to be powering PCYC Queensland as they celebrate 70 years as a leading provider of community sport and recreation programs, services and facilities.


About PCYC Queensland

PCYC Queensland is a trusted charitable not-for-profit, supporting more than 75,000 members across 54 branches from Cape York to the Gold Coast. Since 1948, the organisation has been working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service (QPS) to meet local community needs, including programs, outside school age care, gym and fitness, activities and more for everyone.

About GEM Energy

GEM Energy was founded in 2013 and has experienced steady growth due to our excellent reputation and quality of work, with most new clients referred to us by existing ones. We specialize in renewable energy consultancy, photovoltaic engineering, electrical engineering, energy efficiency audits, financial feasibility analysis and the integration of solutions.

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