community energy projects

Young “solar buskers” help crowd-funding push for school solar

Two young brothers use song and dance, and a YouTube video, to support fundraising campaign for a solar system that would power classrooms.

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Victorian community solar ‘bulk buy’ offer snapped up – 150 households in one month

The second round of a Central Victorian ‘bulk-buy’ community solar scheme has attracted 150 registrations for rooftop solar in just 29 days. Rooftop solar demand appears to be booming in rural Victoria, with 150 households from the shire of Mount Alexander registering to install a PV system in just 29 days, in the second round […]

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‘Bulk-buy’ community solar plan launches 2nd round offer in Victoria

Central Victorian NGO launches 2nd round of bulk-buy community solar offer, in hope of attracting 150 more households to cheaper, easier rooftop solar.

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Looking for a thriving Australian renewables sector? Look to community projects

Despite RET uncertainty, Australian community renewables sector has shown remarkable ability to get on with it.

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Australia’s largest community solar farm proposed for ACT

SolarShare is seeking approval from ACT govt to build a 1MW community-owned solar farm in Canberra's Maruja Valley, alongside a commercial PV plant.

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NSW allocates funds for community renewable energy projects

Six community energy projects in northern NSW have been awarded grants by the NSW government – including a range of solar, bio-gas and mini-hydro projects, and including one to take a whole village of 300 people off grid with renewables. They are among 19 groups to share some $846,000 in the latest round of funding […]

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1MW community-owned solar farm planned for Goulburn

A NSW community renewable energy group has won a $50,000 state government grant to investigate the feasibility of building what would be Australia’s largest community-owned solar project – a 1MW solar farm in the southern tablelands city of Goulburn. One of 19 recipients to share in a $846,000 round of funding from the NSW Office […]

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