Monthly Archives: June 2022

Echuca Neighbourhood House Celebrates Solar Installation

2022-06-09T01:58:54+00:00June 9th, 2022|Loddon Mallee|

Echuca Neighbourhood House is celebrating the installation of solar panels on its roof to save money on expensive power bills and contribute to the renewable energy transition. Echuca Neighbourhood House manager Sarah Peake said ENH would save $1500 each year from power bill savings as a result of the 7.8kW solar system being installed. “We’re [...]

Helping more families fight climate change in Bendigo

2022-06-09T01:51:35+00:00June 9th, 2022|General News, Loddon Mallee|

Ensuring more families can contribute to the fight against climate change has been the focus of a partnership between the Community Power Hub Loddon Mallee and Bendigo Community Health Services. Supported by Sustainability Victoria and the Victorian Government, the Community Power Hub Loddon Mallee’s Solar on Low Income Homes Project has helped with the technical [...]

The Bendigo Woollen Mill has signed up to a state government renewable energy program

2022-06-09T01:36:08+00:00June 9th, 2022|Loddon Mallee|

Energy, Environment and Climate Change minister Lily D'Ambrosio has toured Bendigo's historic woollen mill to witness a major renewable energy project in action. The mill is one of five sites across the region to benefit from renewable energy, and Ms D'Ambrosio said thanks to the program, the Bendigo Woollen Mills - a historic coal-fired power [...]

Trentham goes even more green!

2022-06-09T01:29:23+00:00June 9th, 2022|Grampians, Grampians|

Trentham Golf Club has received grants totaling $20,429 for the installation at the clubhouse of two Tesla Powerwall batteries with a total storage capacity of 28kWh. The purpose of the batteries is to further reduce the club's carbon footprint, and complement the 12kW solar system by offsetting night time grid usage of electricity by the [...]

Community Energy Resilience Project – Venus Bay

2022-06-09T01:25:46+00:00June 9th, 2022|Gippsland|

Community Energy Resilience project at the Venus Bay Community Centre: Community Energy meets the People! The project has seen additional solar array added to our existing solar system, and a significant lithium battery. This means we can act as a mini Microgrid – with resilient energy available for our community members when the grid goes [...]

Solar and batteries power boost for clubs at Lucknow reserve

2022-06-09T01:19:54+00:00June 9th, 2022|Gippsland|

In a win for Lucknow’s community sporting groups, three Tesla Powerwall energy-storage batteries have been connected to the solar power system in the newly redeveloped Lucknow Recreation Reserve clubrooms. The three 14kW Tesla 2.0 Powerwall batteries, connected to a 20kW solar PV system, are expected to save community groups and sporting teams based at the [...]

Heyfield Wetlands Information Centre – Heyfield pushes forward on renewable energy

2022-06-09T01:16:03+00:00June 9th, 2022|Gippsland|

The Heyfield Wetlands Information Centre became the latest community-owned facility in Gippsland to switch to renewable energy, with the official launch of a 13.32kw solar system. The event was on Tuesday April 12. The rooftop solar project was supported by Gippsland Community Power Hub (GCPH) – a one stop renewable-energy solution support program delivered by [...]

Coronet Bay Community Hall

2022-06-09T01:12:38+00:00June 9th, 2022|Gippsland|

Bass Coast Shire Council is inviting the community to celebrate the completion of the solar energy project at Coronet Bay Community Hall this month. The event will be held at the Hall (Gellibrand Street) on Tuesday, 29 March from 11.00am and will include a renewable energy community drop in session from 11.30am. In 2021, Sustainability [...]

Community Energy Revolving Fund: YMCA Solar project

2022-06-09T01:13:32+00:00June 9th, 2022|Barwon South-west|

A GEELONG grassroots initiative to boost renewable energy infrastructure at local facilities has support from a state MP, with projects elsewhere in the region earmarked for future investment. Geelong Sustainability (GS) officially launched its Community Energy Revolving Fund (CERF) at YMCA Geelong last week in front of a crowd of about 50 people, after the [...]

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