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 [...]
We have been in the news. Read here about our project. It is early days, but we are so excited about the projects that come our way. Just some of which include: Solar and wind generation with battery storage for a heritage commercial building in central Ballarat, Solar and energy efficiency upgrade at a community centre. [...]
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!!
Simon Corbell - the Victorian Renewable Energy Advocate - will be presenting information about renewable energy options for Gippsland. This is part of the launch of the new Strategic Plan for GCCN and is a free event. Date is Tuesday 13th March 2018 from 10am to 2pm at the Morwell Bowling Club, 52 Hazelwood Rd [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Last Friday Sustainability Victoria officially announced the Community Power Hub project for regional Victoria. We are proud and excited to be involved in this project with our friends at Bendigo and LaTrobe Valley. To stay up - to - date, like our Facebook page and keep an eye on what is going on here.
At a time when we are getting really excited about community energy and exercising our minds on how to collaborate with our community to create energy projects - this lands in our inbox. Do you have a good idea about community energy that we could work on with you? A project where a community or [...]