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Solar Donated to Regional Community Hall

2019-11-01T03:26:11+00:00November 1st, 2019|General News, Latrobe Valley|

The Loch Sport Public Hall will be upgraded with a 4.4 kW solar system as part of the Latrobe Valley Community Power Hubs Gippy Bulk Buy program and community solar donation model. The Minister for Energy, Environment, and Climate Change officially announced the winner late last week along with representatives from the Latrobe Valley Community [...]

Premier’s Sustainability Awards Finalist!

2019-11-01T03:03:10+00:00November 1st, 2019|General News|

Over the last 2 years the Community Power Hub program had been exploring new ways of supporting Victorian communities to access the technical skills and expertise required to develop and deliver community-based renewable energy projects. The Premier’s Sustainability Awards offered 11 award categories this year and had a record number of submissions. They were a [...]

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 [...]

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