Energy Minister Visits MACS Community Solar Project

Dan CowdellNews

On Thursday 19th July the Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Geelong Christine Couzens joined around 40 Geelong Sustainability members for a special event at Multicultural Aged Care Services Geelong (MACS). The Minister officially opened the 520-panel community solar project which will reduce MACS’s operating costs. The establishment of the project was supported with $188,000 in funding through … Read More

Trusted Local Solar Companies for the Geelong Community Solar Program

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Geelong Sustainability has teamed up with ‘Solar Marketplace’ ShineHub to deliver the Geelong Community Solar Program across Geelong and the greater G21 region. The program has seven local solar companies on board to deliver the 300+ solar and battery system installations. Having multiple local solar companies working on the program is a great advantage as it spreads the work for the … Read More

Replacing big energy with people-powered community solar

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Geelong Sustainability has teamed up with ‘Solar Marketplace’ ShineHub to deliver the Geelong Community Solar Program across Geelong and the greater G21 region. The program is supported by the City of Greater Geelong, Colac Otway Shire, and Golden Plains Shire. The goal of the program is to implement a people-powered solution to Australia’s energy crisis that supports local jobs, suppliers … Read More

CORE Geelong May Update

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Welcome to the May 2018 issue of the CORE Geelong Update. In this issue: CORE Geelong One raises $150K in one week! Geelong Community Solar Program Climate Safe Rooms – Successful Grant Application CORE Team next meeting CORE Geelong One raises $150K in one week! Our first community owned solar investment project – CORE Geelong One – was fully funded … Read More

Community solar project raises $150K in a week!

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Our first community solar investment project has raised more than $150,000 from local investors in its first week of launching. The clean energy project, named CORE Geelong One, will see a 156kW solar system installed at Multicultural Aged Care Services (MACS) in North Geelong. The project is a first for Victoria, but demand from investors has even surprised us. We’ve … Read More

CORE Geelong March Update

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Welcome to the March 2018 issue of the CORE Geelong Update. In this issue: MACS community solar project update Geelong Children’s Centre goes solar CORE Team next meeting MACS community solar project updateOur community solar project at the Multicultural Aged Care Services Geelong (MACS) is progressing well and is nearing the exciting stage of being open for community investment. Community … Read More

A solar story of a success – Geelong Children’s Centre

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The Geelong Childen’s Centre, a not for profit childcare and kindergarten in East Geelong, wanted to explore options for installing a Solar Electricity System. The Centre had previously had quotes from multiple solar installers and the Centre’s management didn’t know who to trust, what size solar system they should install or what brands of solar products they should choose. Geelong … Read More