Monthly Archives: February 2018

Community Power Hub Bendigo advisory group meeting

2018-03-16T04:55:52+00:00February 28th, 2018|Bendigo, General News|

The 4th Pilot Community Power Hub Bendigo's (CPH Bendigo)'s Advisory Group meeting was held on Monday 26 February. The meeting saw representatives from 11 of the 12 organisations involved in the hub attend and contribute feedback and information on the various projects currently in progress from CPH Bendigo. These included: The Solar Farm Working Group [...]

Feasibility Studies Begin at Latrobe!

2018-02-23T06:24:17+00:00February 23rd, 2018|General News|

Two site visits were made today to look at possible locations for solar farms. The sites were in Warragul and Longford and now a desktop study will be commenced to determine connection capacity, cost and likely return on investment. Once all of this is known the next steps can be determined. Stay tuned for updates!!

Renewable sector to thank for jobs boom in regional Australia

2018-02-21T06:46:01+00:00February 21st, 2018|Ballarat, General News|

A jobs boom is sweeping across regional Australia and there’s one industry to thank – the renewable energy sector. From places like Gordon in southern Tasmania to Pindari in north-east NSW, new solar installations, windfarms, battery arrays, solar towers and pumped hydro facilities are springing life into regional towns. Is this music to your ears? Ours [...]

A possible solution to the question of renters who miss out on solar generated power

2018-02-19T08:07:18+00:00February 19th, 2018|Ballarat, General News|

Please read this exciting article trying to find a solution to renters having access to solar panels on their rented house. Rarely on offer because the landlord pays for installation and the tenants reap the rewards of lower cost energy bills. A solution discussed in this article is splitting the cost of installation between tenants [...]

Alternative Technology Association gives general support for new solar feed-in tariffs

2018-02-17T01:52:30+00:00February 17th, 2018|Ballarat, General News|

In order to keep Australian households interested in alternative technology we need to make sure they understand decisions that are made which impact on those same households. This article from the Alternative Technology Association explains the new solar feed-in tariffs that are expected to start in Victoria on July 1, 2018, and why they support [...]

There has never been a better time to talk with your community about community energy projects

2018-02-19T01:22:49+00:00February 13th, 2018|Ballarat, General News|

Community energy projects need people; and not just people, but people who are willing to get involved with the project, promote the project in the community, perhaps influence attitudes… Sounds hard? Last year, Sustainability Victoria commissioned independent social research to look at the Victorian community’s interest in the ‘advanced’ climate change actions, one of which [...]