Woodend architect, Brad Hooper, is using his family home as a case study of how to transform a typical 1970s brick veneer into a comfortable home with a low carbon footprint – and MASH is part of the solution.
Brad had a list of priorities and for a long time solar was quite low down on it. But then he got a few larger electricity bills and that changed his mind.
“One bill was for $440 for only 2 months. We aren’t heavy electricity users; there are just two of us at home now. We don’t have electric heating but we do have electric hot water that mostly heats up on an off-peak tariff.”
“I like to support collaborations at a community level and was impressed by the ethos of MASH, its commitment to CO2 emissions reduction and not-for-profit status.”
“I spoke to the MASH solar supplier Sunergy and found the whole process seamless. I was given a date for installation and it all happened according to plan.”
“Sunergy recommended a 4.12kW MASH Premium system as it would cover the energy requirements of my home and home/office – plus put clean power into the grid which my neighbours can use. Sunergy have advised that my electricity bill savings in the first year will be around $760.”
“Producing your own solar power is the cleanest form of renewable energy. It’s a no brainer in my opinion!”
“As a consultant I would have no hesitations in recommending MASH to my clients.”
MASH is a project of the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance, a not-for-profit based in Castlemaine, Central Victoria.
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