Energy Minister Visits MACS Community Solar Project

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On Thursday 19th July the Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Geelong Christine Couzens joined around 40 Geelong Sustainability members at a special event at the 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 … 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

Why Shinehub and the Geelong Community Solar Program?

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As a not-for-profit community group Geelong Sustainability is committed to boosting the uptake of renewable energy in our region. We want to assist local residents to better understand their options, so they can make informed decisions. The greater Geelong region has only 16% of households with solar, which is much lower than many other areas around Australia where solar uptake … 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: Our first community owned solar investment project – CORE Geelong One – was fully funded in seven days. $150,000 has been raised from individuals in the community wanting to invest in local community owned renewable energy! Vicki Perrett, President of Geelong Sustainability and Director of CORE … Read More

CORE Geelong March Update

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Welcome to the March 2018 issue of the CORE Geelong Update. In this issue: Our 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 members on our investor register of interest will be notified with more information in the coming month. You … 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

CORE Geelong December Update

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Welcome to the final issue of the CORE Geelong Update for 2017. In this issue: Wishing you a very merry and safe festive season and a happy New Year! Thanks for your support throughout 2017 and very special thanks to the amazing team of CORE volunteers whose knowledge, passion and dedication have made the CORE task group such a success. … Read More

Community solar powering aged care in Geelong

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Today our Community Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) project hit new heights with the announcement the Victorian Government is providing $140,000 towards our community solar investment model! The funding will establish the first replicable community solar investment model in Victoria and enable Geelong Sustainability to co-ordinate community driven renewable energy projects in Geelong, starting with a 149kW solar investment initiative at … Read More