26 May '13, 7am

Community Solar May Be Next Big Thing In Australia Renewables

Community Solar May Be Next Big Thing In Australia Renewables

This post first appeared on RenewEconomy The momentum for a big push into community solar projects appears to be gathering pace, with several different organisations planning public launches in the next month, and suggestions that several dozen projects could be built on NSW rooftops in coming years. Among plans revealed this week are the launch of a community solar network Farming the Sun in the northern Rivers region, to be followed soon by similar groups in New England and the Riverina. This is the work of community energy advocate Embark and Starfish Enterprises, which has identified 7 different projects of at least 80kW that could be commissioned in the next 18 months. A Newcastle community group has also emerged with a plan to launch a “crowd-funding model – similar to that used successfully by Mosaic in the US – to develop projects in its region. Meanwhile, a new or...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2013/05/26/community-solar-may-b...

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