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Category: Community Power

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Victorian solar project to create 'perpetual' fund for community renewables

Victorian solar project to create ‘perpetual’ fund for community renewables

Tender launched to install 30kW solar system at former Woodend timber mill, use funds generated to reinvest in more solar, or ‘perpetual fund’ for community renewables.

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We need to talk about wind energy: Getting beyond the noise about turbines

We need to talk about wind energy: Getting beyond the noise about turbines

Young mother’s journey from silence to speaking up for wind energy highlights importance of open, honest communication in regional wind communities, without fear or manipulation.

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Another WA housing estate to trial solar + storage via 'shared strata' model

Another WA housing estate to trial solar + storage via ‘shared strata’ model

Another WA housing estate to trial solar, storage using unique shared strata model to benefit investors and tenants, cutting grid energy consumption by 60%.

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Communities are taking renewable power into their own hands

Communities are taking renewable power into their own hands

Community energy is one of the answers could be one of the answers to the current energy transition.

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

‘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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New 'toolkit' to help communities develop, profit from solar farms

New ‘toolkit’ to help communities develop, profit from solar farms

Online toolkit launched to provide detailed information about how to establish a community solar farm – and profit from it.

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Software stet-ups target utility-owned community solar installations

Software stet-ups target utility-owned community solar installations

Software companies looking at new community solar plants, creating Uber and Airbnb type models for people who want to rent and share solar.

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Lismore community solar project begins search for investors

Lismore community solar project begins search for investors

Australia’s first council and community-owned solar project could be completed by the end of 2015, with campaign to attract local investors set to launch.

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Community-owned solar to be installed on Edinburgh council roofs

Community-owned solar to be installed on Edinburgh council roofs

Edinburgh Council has revealed plans to install community-owned solar panels on 25 council building rooftops across the Scottish capital.

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WA council to build utility-scale solar farm to meet growing electricity demand

WA council to build utility-scale solar farm to meet growing electricity demand

City of Wanneroo calls for tenders to build a large-scale solar farm in Perth’s northern suburbs after rejecting fossil fuel alternatives.

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Australia's first floating solar plant opened in South Australia

Australia’s first floating solar plant opened in South Australia

Phase one of a 4MW floating solar array being developed at a waste-water plant in South Australia has been launched – an Australian first.