IPSWICH Hospice will save an estimated $12,000 a year on its power bill thanks to a grant provided under the former Labor federal government.
The seven-bed palliative care centre will also purchase a new vehicle and renovate its back deck and barbecue area after the $100,000 grant arrives.
The funding was provided under the former government's Liveable Communities Program and was already provided for in the budget, meaning it was not dependent on the result of the weekend's election.
Hospice spokeswoman Alison Lahey said increasing power costs meant the use of solar panels was critical in ensuring more of Hospice's funds went towards patient care.
"Our power bills are quite high because of where we are, we are still classed as a domestic dwelling," Ms Lahey said.
"Through the installation of this 35-kilowatt solar panel system we will be saving 80% of the cost of our power bill each year - which equates to $12,000."
The solar power system will incorporate 40 solar panels on the roof of the Chermside Rd building.
Member for Blair Shayne Neumann said Hospice would also use the funding to replace its 12-year-old station wagon, which was used for fundraising, deliveries and patient transport, but was becoming too expensive to operate.