Geelong Sustainability has partnered with The People’s Solar to deliver community owned solar power projects. The People’s Solar crowd funding platform has been fundamental to running successful solar fundraising campaigns.

Current Projects

There are currently no projects in the Geelong area. 

Please contact us if you’d like to crowdfund solar panels for your school, community group or organisation. 

Or check The People’s Solar website to donate to other projects around Australia.

Past Projects

South Geelong Primary School – 9.25kW CORE Crowdfunded Solar System

In April 2015 Geelong Sustainability in partnership with The People’s Solar launched the first ever community renewables crowd funding campaign in Geelong – to put solar panels on the roof of South Geelong Primary School.

Bendigo Bank contributed to the effort with a donation of $5,000 from the Geelong Connected Communities grant program.

In total, $12,000 was raised and a 9.25KW solar PV system was installed in May 2016. Needless to say, the school is delighted!

Cheque Handover, Chris Barker – Branch Manager Bendigo Bank, Leanne Dowling – Principle, Dan Cowdell – President Geelong Sustainability and South Geelong Primary School Students and Teacher. 

An Ongoing Social Dividend

This project provides an ongoing social dividend! This means that the money the school saves on electricity bills over the life of the installation will be reinvested into sustainability projects for the students – hence a social dividend!

The money saved in energy bills will be invested in getting the kids excited about living sustainably in their community. The money will go towards bike shelters and learn to ride lessons; it will support the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program, build a food producing green wall – and that’s just the start.

Learn More About The Project

In The Media

The Peoples Solar – South Geelong Primary School project

Geelong Advertiser, 22nd May 2015 , Page 11 – Pupil power goes through the roof.