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Moreland Community Solar: Looking for a Roof

Posted in Models, Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on December 6th, 2012

Source: Moreland Energy Foundation


Solar engineers from the Barefoot College: Photo by Barefoot Photographers of Tilonia via flickr CC

From Moreland community solar:

As we have reported previously, solar electricity panels are sprouting on roofs all around the country. However, not everyone has the ready cash, or a suitable roof space, to install solar. That’s where community solar comes in. Instead of having your own small solar array, you can invest in a larger communally-owned facility. This model has been used successfully in many communities worldwide. The photo shows a community solar installation on a church roof in the appropriately named town of Greenbelt, (Maryland, USA). Closer to home, Hepburn Wind has applied the same model to a wind-power facility.

The Moreland Community Solar project is an initiative of Climate Action Moreland (CAM) and supported by MEFL, to establish a medium-scale solar photovoltaic array in the Moreland community. The solar panels will be installed on the roof of a local building.

Project capital costs will be funded by members of the community in a cooperative-type arrangement, for which investors will receive a return. The project supports the generation of locally produced renewable energy.

Community involvement

The project supports the generation of locally produced renewable energy. The Moreland Community Solar project will offer Moreland community members the chance to make a significant, collective contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Community members will be able to purchase shares in the project and receive returns on their investment. Importantly, the board of Moreland Community Solar will be made up of those who have invested in the project.

We need a roof

Moreland Community Solar is currently seeking a business partner to form an agreement with to host the solar panels on their roof. The roof owner will buy the power generated by the panels at an agreed price, and ideally will use all of the power on site. Moreland Community Solar will install panels on their roof at no cost and will take responsibility for maintenance. If your business is interested in hosting, feel free to get in touch.

The Moreland Community Solar Project will:

  • Reduce greenhouse emissions in the Moreland municipality
  • Provide an inclusive opportunity for community investment in and ownership of solar energy.
  • Increase community awareness about the viability of solar energy compared to traditional generation.
>> Go to the website to find out more and get involved.


Transition 2.0 Film Screening

Posted in Events by JulietteA on May 9th, 2012

20 May , 2012
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

The Transition Towns movement has just launched a new film – and guess what?! Sharing Abundance has teamed up with Transition Coburg and the Moreland Energy Foundation to hold the first ever screening of this film in Australia!!!

The film will be shown on Sunday, 20th May, in the Coburg library – meeting there at 3.45pm for a 4pm start. Hope to see you there, and please invite a friend or a neighbour. Everyone’s welcome! 

It would also be great to hang around afterwards to have a cup of tea and a chat.


Summer Sustainable Transport Campaign: ZCM

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on February 10th, 2011

Source: Zero Carbon Moreland


Image: Cyclovia in Bogota on StreetFilms – see more at the Sustainable Transport Snapshots event

Zero Carbon Moreland are running a three month long sustainable transport campaign from Feb-April. Each month they will be emphasising a different transport theme – and in this month the theme is public transport and sustainable car use. See what information and events are on below and get involved!

February

Visit Zero Carbon Moreland for more information.


Jason Cox, Sustainable Cities Round Table – The Energy to Change, 20 May 2009

Posted in SCRT Videos, Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Virginia on June 10th, 2009

Jason Cox represents the Moreland Energy Foundation and introduces their new Green Town Project. The Green Town project, run in partnership with Environment Victoria is funded by the Victorian Government Sustainability Fund and will train local members from the Arabic, Assyrian and Chaldean communities to conduct environmental audits for 70 households and 15 businesses in Moreland. Other aspects of the project include the development of English as second language (ESL) materials so that environmental issues are integrated into classroom teaching in neighbourhood houses and community learning centres, as well as a range of workshops and other environmental initiatives.

Moreland Energy Foundation Limited


Brad Shone, Sustainable Cities Round Table, The Energy to Change, Wednesday 20th May 2009

Posted in SCRT Videos, Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Virginia on June 9th, 2009

Brad Shone is from the Moreland Energy Foundation, who are committed in encouraging community action on greenhouse gas emissions. They work with the Moreland community in Melbourne to help people in all walks of life to make informed energy smart lifestyle choices. Some of the programs they are involved in are: solar bulk buying programs and providing workshops to educate the community on the effects of climate change and empowering people with the knowledge to make a difference.

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