Increasing Renewable Energy and Supporting Communities

Megan DischerNews, Renewable Energy

The Community Power Hub Barwon South-West has officially launched its first project – a solar installation at the YMCA Stadium in Newtown. The installation is projected to save the YMCA in Newtown $14,000 a year on their energy bills. The project was funded using the Community Energy Revolving Fund, which provided YMCA with an interest free loan that is paid … Read More

Neighbourhood Battery Feasibility Study

Jonathan WrightNews, Renewable Energy

Geelong Sustainability is undertaking a study with funding support from DELWP into the suitability of various types of battery installation to provide “Distributed Storage” and support intermittent renewable energy generation, mainly PV Solar. Distributed Storage and Neighbourhood Batteries for PV Solar in the Greater Geelong area The energy system is in the midst of a major transformation as efforts are … Read More

Increasing access to renewable energy across the Barwon South West!

Jonathan WrightNews, Renewable Energy

On the 16th of March 2022, the Community Power Hub Barwon South West launched its first project – a 60kW solar PV system at YMCA Stadium Newtown – funded with an interest-free loan from Geelong Sustainability’s Community Energy Revolving Fund (CERF).  The CERF provided an interest-free loan to the YMCA for the installation, which is expected to save them around … Read More

Community Solar Success!

Jonathan WrightNews, Renewable Energy

The region’s largest ever solar bulk-buy, The Geelong Community Solar Program, closed on December 31st 2021 with 281 locals residents and businesses installing solar and batteries! Once installations are completed, around 2.5 MW of renewable energy will be added to the local electricity grid, achieving the original goal set out by Geelong Sustainability.  This will see 2103.457 tonnes of carbon … Read More