The Yarra Community Solar (YCS) project is an initiative to establish community owned commercial scale (e.g. systems of about 100kW, 400 panels) solar PV in the community. The funds to buy and install the solar are provided by the community. In return, the community investors receive an annual return. The model encourages zero emissions renewable energy to be produced locally and is specifically aimed at those who can’t currently have solar on their own roof (renters, those who live in apartment blocks, those with an unsuitable roof etc.).
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