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Solar-lit Footpath Brings Community Together

2018-12-12T20:34:01+00:00December 12th, 2018|General News, Latrobe Valley|

Can you imagine the atmosphere generated by a rural community walking together on their way to support their local football match, knowing they will be able to walk safely home again along a solar-lit path? For Yinnar and District Community Association treasurer, John Harris, this it is exactly what he hopes to soon see for [...]

Community Power Hub Bendigo installs and operates 2 x 30kw community funded Solar PV Systems

2018-12-11T11:05:52+00:00December 11th, 2018|General News|

Community Power Hub Bendigo raised over $60,000 by donations for two solar roof top projects during May and June 2018. CPHB scoped, tendered and project managed the installation of 30kw solar PV on Eaglehawk Badminton and Table Tennis Stadium, and another 30kw solar PV on an 8 unit community housing complex.  Both organisations will save [...]

Choice article on getting started with solar

2018-11-25T01:07:48+00:00November 25th, 2018|Ballarat, General News|

The financial, environmental, aesthetic and community impacts of solar can be hard to measure for those of us who want to 'do the right thing' but find some of the information difficult to understand. Others of us might just be unsure of how trustworthy the information is. That is why it is great that CHOICE [...]

What is your best sustainable Christmas decoration idea?

2018-10-16T23:22:11+00:00October 16th, 2018|Ballarat, General News|

I was making an appointment the other day and the person said 'what about 5th December?' 'But that is nearly Christmas!' Yes, only about eight weeks away'. So with Christmas in mind, I wondered how much electricity is used on Christmas tree and other decorations. According to this 2015 Huffington Post article , US Christmas lights burn more [...]

AFL Clubs see the sense of solar

2018-09-30T07:55:30+00:00September 30th, 2018|Ballarat, General News|

I know that it is a bit after the fact in terms of the game, but it is interesting to think of how much money sporting clubs can make (particularly community clubs) if they can make savings on their energy bills. This article outlines the AFL clubs that have taken on solar. https://arena.gov.au/blog/the-afl-solar-scoreboard/

You might be eligible for reimbursement on your household solar installation

2018-09-19T04:57:12+00:00September 19th, 2018|Ballarat, General News|

Did your household have solar panels installed  on or after August  19? If so, you can now apply for a Solar Homes rebate via the Solar Victoria website. According to Energy Matters, eligible applicants can now receive half the cost of their installation back, capped at $2,225.  

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