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Australian Coal Mine Museum Will Run On Renewable Energy

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An old coal mine in Australia that’s turned into a museum will soon be fueled by renewable energy. The Victoria state government will fund the installations of solar panels and battery storage on the landmark. Not only will it be cheaper to keep the lights on at the museum, but it could be a huge staple in the transition to sustainability in the area. 

The Energy Innovation Co-op received a grant of $241,840 from Victoria’s state government. It’ll be spread over three years to help them implement their “Old Energy-New Energy” project at State Coal Mine Wonhaggi. The mine museum is located at Bass Coast Shire in Southeastern Victoria. The Co-op applied through the state government’s New Energy Jobs Fund that has now backed over 20 renewable projects.