Is this a sign of the future? Of a new business model for utilities? Victorian network operator Powercor has signed a landmark agreement with a community group in the regional town of Newstead to support its transition to 100 per cent renewable, locally generated energy. Story by Reneweconomy
Abbotsford Convent crowd funds 99kW of solar power with The People's Solar. This landmark community solar project with one of Melbourne's iconic precincts, is raising the bar for social innovation. Story by One step off the grid.
St Kilda Community Housing crowdfunds 15kW of solar power with The People's Solar, with energy savings invested to help train and employ social housing tenants, and transition them out of homelessness. Story by the Herald Sun
How to cut your power bills, and maybe even quit the grid one day. Story by Michael Short in The Age, featuring Energy for the People's groundbreaking clean energy projects with communities and the housing sector
Renewable Newstead: A Victorian community in transition to 100% clean energy supply, combining social and commercial innovation to forge new pathways. Story by The Guardian.
Renewable Energy Microgrids are the future of energy supply for Australian communities, be they greenfield housing developments or regional towns. Powered by solar and supported with battery storage, find out why the microgrids are compelling.
"Meeting Alex and Tosh from Energy for the People was a light bulb moment for me. John Enticott, CEO, St Kilda Community Housing
"When it comes to passion and expertise on all things sustainable energy, these guys have it in spades." Brendan Condon, Project Director, "The Cape" (Australia's first zero emission housing development)