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.
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)