We answered it at the Q&A Healesville Community Gathering 2017 June 29th
and we will answer more!
- What happens if your neighbour decides to put on an extension or renovation and your building might get shaded?
- Does being off-grid make a town safer during a bushfire?
- What about the mining of lithium that has just opened, and could produce up to a quarter of the world’s supply?
- Which way should solar panels face, to get the best bang-for-your-buck?
Can you see yourself in the videos? (that’s the question we’re asking you)
Did you know that solar panels can float on bodies of water now?
It’s new technology, and it’s showing benefits in efficiency due to:
- water cooling the panels
- reduction in unwanted algae
- slower water evaporation
- space savings
- cost savings
Healesville CoRE and others are watching this development closely.
This report is a useful resource containing an overview of community feedback received during the Healesville CoRE Community Gathering on June 29, 2017. Between 225 – 250 individuals attended the gathering at the Memo and 116 returned a completed feedback form.
All ongoing feedback is important. Please keep in touch.
Perhaps technologies that save, store or produce energy would help your household. What do you need?
Don’t we all! A new report by the Australian Council of Social Service, the Brotherhood of St Laurence and The Climate Institute talks about empowering families to access affordable clean energy.
Let HealesvilleCoRE know your biggest energy worries and together we can start to fix them.
…and of course, ask our government to help…because rolling back support for renewables isn’t so smart.
Art Prizes, A Day of Action and three months of Inspiration.
From November 2017 to February 2018 there will be art displays, prizes, Programs and products considering Climate Change.
Deadlines for artists close at 4pm on Friday, 29th September 2017.
For further information call the Office,
Mon- Fri 9am – 5pm on 9754 1509
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
Sources: * Climate Council 2017
BNEF (2017) BNEF Research – New coal the most expensive
form of new supply.
Up to 120 homes could be powered by a mini hydro-electric scheme that’s been proposed by locals for Warburton.
Source: Push for a mini hydro-electric scheme in Yarra Valley town of Warburton
From the outside, it looks like a green shipping container on an industrial block in the suburbs. But on the inside, there’s plenty going on.
Source: Inside Melbourne’s secret suburban hydro power system
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”
HARNESSING the power of the sun to run an entire town could soon be a reality for Healesville.
Source: Healesville could run on solar power under Community Renewable Energy Project | Leader