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Feasibility Studies Begin at Latrobe!

2018-02-23T06:24:17+00:00 February 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+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Ballarat Posts, 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+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Ballarat Posts, 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+00:00 February 17th, 2018|Ballarat Posts, 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+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Ballarat Posts, 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 [...]

And we are off! The Community Power Hub Project

2018-02-12T02:23:55+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Ballarat Posts, General News|

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.  

Two Australian Schools Powered Solely by Green Energy

2018-02-12T02:23:27+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Ballarat Posts, General News|

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 [...]

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