CAFE Gusto in Uralla has become the town’s first solar powered cafe.
Ross and Kim Burnet, Cafe Gusto’s owners, recently signed up to install 10 Kilowatts of renewable solar as part of the ‘Farming the Sun’ bulk buy program from Z-Net.
The Burnets made the decision after wanting to take control of their energy costs, as well as making their contribution to a sustainable climate in the future by reducing carbon emissions in the local area.
“We have been looking at ways to reduce business costs and electricity is a big one for a café,” Ross Burnet said.
“Having the Z-NET Uralla project in our town started us thinking that solar power could be a win-win.”
“Kim does most of her bread and cake baking during the day so we will be able to make the most of daytime solar energy production, and peak coffee time is mid-morning to lunch time, just when the sun is kicking in with its energy.”
The panels are expected to be installed in the coming months.