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Home owners undertaking ‘green’ upgrades over aesthetic upgrades to their homes

2018-06-18T09:47:05+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Ballarat, General News|

Australian product comparison site Mozo reports that when it comes to home improvements and renovations, home owners are going for green upgrades over the more aesthetic change. They say that  ‘green’ upgrades accounted for 37% of all home improvement renovations undertaken by borrowers, followed by painting and decorating (35%) and outdoor upgrades (20%). In terms of [...]

Reinventing Power

2018-06-13T00:24:34+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Ballarat, General News|

This American article includes a couple of short videos from the film Reinventing Power that aim to address the fear associated with new ideas such as renewable energy. It is worth watching and asking your friends who are not so sure about renewable energy projects to watch for a better understanding of both the community [...]

Feasibility into Solar Gardens which could benefit tenants and apartment owners

2018-05-20T07:41:49+00:00 May 20th, 2018|Ballarat, General News|

Recently we included an article about people renting being able to access solar panels in conjunction with the landlord to make solar power and their benefits of reduced bills, now an article in The Australian discusses solar gardens as a way of reducing power bills. Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is funding a feasibility study [...]

Ever wondered which Victorian suburbs have the most rooftop solar panels?

2018-05-07T02:38:38+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Ballarat, General News|

Rooftop solar panels are growing in number! In 2001, 118 solar panel installations occured, in 2017 there were 170,710! More information about that here. But if you are wondering how much of the solar boom is in Victoria,  the Sydney Morning Herald has published the top solar postcodes in Victoria and NSW. It is interesting to [...]

Australia’s renewable energy capacity is set to exceed a target the Federal Government said was impossible to reach

2018-04-19T04:05:24+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Ballarat, General News|

Australia's renewable energy capacity is set to exceed a target the Federal Government said was impossible to reach by 2020, according to new research from Green Energy Markets. This report has some good news about exceeding targets, but not so good news about CO2 reductions. Still we are finding more and more good news stories [...]

Ballarat’s First Project Fully Funded

2018-04-18T23:28:20+00:00 April 8th, 2018|Ballarat, General News|

And now ..... Ballan Community House (the out of town community centre we refer to below) has got the necessary funding to proceed! CPH Ballarat connected the Ballan Community House to local community wind farm Hepburn Wind.  Hepburn Wind have co-ordinated a 6.6kW PV (solar) system for the Community House and have provided funding in [...]

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