Brisbane, Australia | February 1, 2024 - Cricket for Climate, founded by Pat Cummins, Australian Men’s cricket captain, is thrilled to announce the completion of its first phase of impact projects targeting net-zero emissions in cricket by 2035. In an inspiring collaboration, LONGi, OSW, Sungrow and Solis, esteemed partners of Cricket for Climate, have generously donated 150kW of the almost 400kW of solar power installed across these projects.
Kicking off in 2021 with the installation of a 10kW system at Pat Cummins' home club, the Penrith Cricket Club, the initiative has gained momentum, reaching new heights with the recent 285kW project just completed at the National Cricket Centre (NCC) in Brisbane in collaboration with Cricket Australia. This project, supported by LONGi, OSW and Solis is projected to save the club up to $50,000 in energy costs in the first year alone and, based on current energy pricing, up to $1 million in savings over the 20-year lifespan of the project with removal of close to 8,000 tonnes of carbon.
Along with the NCC installation, over the last 2 years, Australian cricketers, including Pat Cummins, Rachael Haynes, Moises Henriques, Alyssa Healy, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood have joined forces with partners LONGi, OSW, Sungrow and Solis to support their grade and local cricket clubs in adopting rooftop solar panels and inverters, all provided at no cost to the clubs.
This collaboration underscores a shared commitment to championing sustainability within the cricket and sports community.
LONGi donated 150kW of high-efficiency solar panels, showcasing their dedication to providing reliable and efficient solar solutions tailored to the unique demands of powering cricket stadiums and associated facilities. Brett Robinson, National Account Manager at LONGi said: “LONGi's involvement in the Cricket for Climate initiative is a testament to our commitment not just to sustainability but to the Australian community. Cricket has a massive global audience; in Australia, it is one of the top 3 most popular sports followed and played, so it gives us a great opportunity to reach a diverse demographic, demonstrating and educating about the importance of clean energy solutions”.
Cricket for Climate expressed gratitude for the collaboration with LONGi, OSW, Solis and Sungrow, and the cricketers who have rallied together to promote renewable energy awareness and support sustainability initiatives within the cricket community. “We are fortunate to have incredible industry partners such as LONGi, Solis, OSW and Sungrow, who have generously donated 150kW of solar and inverter infrastructure across our projects to date”, said Pat Cummins. “Through their generous donations, we’ve been able to install solar power to all club projects to date at zero cost to them”, he continued.
LONGi's collaboration with Cricket for Climate in Australia aligns seamlessly with its other global strategic partnerships in sports and other industries to drive awareness to green practices. “Sustainability is an ongoing commitment, and although the 150kW project concludes today, our doors are open to like-minded partners who share our vision for a sustainable future. The success with Pat Cummins and the Cricket for Climate team fuels our confidence in driving more impactful initiatives”, said Robinson.
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