Something new under the sun

The Yarra Community Solar (YCS) initiative is featured in this article by Michael Green on community solar. Don’t miss the meeting this Saturday 19th May if you’re interested.

Community-funded solar panels may be about to change our skyline – and fill our pockets.

Within a year and a half, 400 photovoltaic panels could be glinting from a single commercial roof in the City of Yarra – and all of them will be owned by the local community.

The medium-scale solar project would be the first of its kind in Australia. It’s kicking off next Saturday, May 19, at a public meeting in Clifton Hill organised by Yarra Climate Action Now.

Neil Erenstrom, a volunteer with the group, says they’re conducting a pre-feasibility study and have begun to identify possible hosts, such as factories, schools or large retailers.

Continue reading Community Funded Solar on Michael’s website (also published on The Age as Something new under the sun)

Update 1: The community solar project was also recently featured in the Melbourne Leader article Solar forum in Clifton Hill

Update 2: The project has also been featured in a recent episode of Energy Matters Video News (2nd story)