A productive Workshop on 24 March 2018 keeps Healesville CoRE moving forward for the community

Fifteen Healesville CoRE representatives attended a “Community Solar Models & Legals Workshop” on Sat 24 March 2018. The prime deliverable from this workshop was to establish the most appropriate model for the Healesville community and develop an action plan to take the project forward.

A 2×2 quadrant analysis of effort and impact was used to help prioritise some of the initiatives and projects that the group had identified at a previous workshop.

A Business Model for the selected initiative was addressed and the topics of Technical Structures, Economic Arrangements, Governance Structure and Community Engagement were discussed.

The workshop participants then developed an action plan for the project and this will commence immediately. Details of the project will be announced soon.

This workshop was another successful event arranged by Healesville CoRE.

Well done to all involved.

Announcing “From Dreams to Reality” event on 21Jun18, one year after our launch

In June 2017 Healesville CoRE was launched at a community gathering. In the one year since then, we have achieved a lot. Come and hear our project partners talk about our projects that are being put into place and that are envisioned for the future to transform Healesville into a Net Zero town – a town that uses only renewable energy. Hear how the residents and businesses can save money and how we as a community can invest in Healesville’s future.

Thursday 21 June 2018, 7:00pm.  See Upcoming Events page for details.

Fact: The cheapest form of new power generation is renewable

Fact: The cheapest form of new power generation is renewable

Wind and solar are now the cheapest form of
new power generation in Australia.

Low wind prices are reflected in recent
contracts for wind.

Worldwide, the cost of large-scale wind and
solar plants continues to fall. Onshore wind costs
fell 18%, and solar PV costs fell 17% in the past
year. Globally, wind prices have reached
record lows.

Sources: * Climate Council 2017
BNEF (2017) BNEF Research – New coal the most expensive
form of new supply.

Solar Savers For Pensioners

Solar Savers For Pensioners

Get in quickly, before the 15th August 2017.  Victorian Councils, including Yarra Ranges, support pensioners to install solar with no upfront costs.
The next round of assistance is after February 2018.

Contact Solar Savers  (03) 9385 8512 if you: 
own your home,
have a Government Pension Card (aged or disability),
are usually at home from 9am to 5pm,
have average to high electricity use (ask if you are unsure).

Watch the video of one success story – the Solar Savers “Nonna Effect”