Brief overview of the development process for a community solar farm outlining key tasks including preliminary planning, legals and financials.

Expression of Interest (EOI) to establish preferred suppliers for the development of community scale 2 MW solar farms in Bendigo/Central Victoria. Relevant to local government.

Preliminary study for a 2 MW community solar farm setting out the concept design, results of market testing / financial modelling, as well as expansion modelling.

Vision of a renewable energy future for the Latrobe Valley, including planning opportunities and timeframes.

Customer guidelines for the installation and connection of generators (less than 2MW) at low voltage to the CitiPower / Powercor networks.

Guidelines for solar farm design and development in Victoria, which provide example planning permit conditions that projects are assessed against.

Short introduction to key legal documents prepared by BSG for community solar farm leases – heads of agreement (option to lease) and ground lease – and how to get access.

Short overview of legal documents developed by the BSG with Beck Legal including rooftop lease, power purchase agreement, special purpose investment vehicle document set, loan note and how to get access.

Newspaper article about Yinnar community installing solar-powered street lights, creating a safer footpath to the town’s recreation reserve for local families and children.

Framework to prioritise and assess high level feasibility of energy projects, including process to collect initial ideas.

Planning requirements at pre-development stage for a solar farm.

Provides an overview of the policy, legislative and statutory planning arrangements for solar energy facility projects in Victoria.

Methodology for councils to estimate payments for all solar generators coming online now and in the future. Relevant to Local Government.

Key contacts for groups looking at developing a solar farm.