Close to 300 people attended the first wave of info meetings about the Hepburn Solar Bulk-Buy and Z-NET Hepburn Shire which were held in the second half of April 2018. It was interesting to see how many community members were keen to find out not just about solar PV but also battery storage. As a result of these meetings, by the third week of May already 30 householders in the Shire have ordered a solar PV system, with 5 of these households also investing in a Tesla Powerwall 2 home battery system. And these numbers are expected to keep on rising.
We’re finding that residents really appreciate the opportunity to find out about the bulk-buy directly from the people who run the project, said Jo Kaptein, Program Lead for the Hepburn Solar Bulk-Buy who works at Castlemaine-based not-for-profit, Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance. Having the chance to put forward questions at the end of the presentation is really popular – that’s why we allow a good 30-40 minutes for that part of the presentation.”
Further info meetings will be held in Hepburn Shire starting on the 14th of June. To find out more and register for one of these events, visit https://znet.eventbrite.com or call 1300 466 274.