When we were ready to get solar installed we started to look around. Lots of solar companies called us. They were mostly nice and helpful but we were unable to distinguish between them. Then we heard about MASH through the local newspaper. We liked the fact that MASH is a community effort and is not-for-profit; it sounded genuine with good principles and we trusted that the Hub Foundation, the organisation behind the MASH project, had done the homework. Because our home is so energy efficient – and we are a 2-person household - our electricity bills are only around $260 per quarter. So probably a 3Kw panel system would have been enough if our main motivation was purely to reduce our bills. However we see going bigger with a 20 panel, 5Kw system as a contribution we can make to lessen our use of brown coal and fossil fuels. MASH is a terrific example of something that’s working successfully so we are very happy to be part of it. It is a community effort to change things so instead of feeling helpless we feel we can contribute a bit.