Five community information meetings will be held across the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges Shires between 25 July and 9 August to provide residents with an opportunity to find out whether going solar – or adding battery storage – is right for them.
The meetings are organised by the MASH community solar bulk-buy, a project organised by the not-for-profit Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance and supported by the Mt Alexander and Macedon Ranges Shire Councils as well as the Mount Alexander Sustainability Group and Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group.
“Over 950 households have chosen to go solar with MASH since we started almost four years ago,” said Jo Kaptein, organiser of the MASH bulk-buy. “MASH is helping residents cut their electricity bills by over $640,000 a year as well as reducing CO2 emissions by 5,000 tonnes annually. What’s more, eight solar systems have been donated to local community groups and schools as part of our promise to ‘give back’ to our community.”
“These events provide a great opportunity to find out about the solar PV and battery storage systems on offer through MASH, including what they cost and the payback you might expect,” said Jo. “There will also be a Q&A session so that people can put their questions to the presenters.”
“MASH is a fantastic initiative for our community and Council is proud to support this important program,” said Cr Bronwen Machin, Mayor of Mount Alexander Shire.
The first two meetings will be at the Castlemaine Town Hall on 25 and 26 July. Then the MASH team heads to the Macedon Ranges Shire with meetings at the Woodend Neighbourhood House (31 July), Kyneton Mechanics Institute (1 August) and Gisborne Community Centre (9 August). All events run from 6.30pm-8.00pm.
For more information and to reserve a place visit mash.org.au/events or call 1300 466 274.