The Hepburn Solar Bulk-Buy supports the local community of the Hepburn Shire by donating one percent of sales to not-for-profit community groups and schools to help them go solar. So far, through the Hepburn Solar Bulk-Buy – and with the support of Hepburn Shire Council – we’ve donated three solar power systems to local schools and community groups, worth over $30,000.
Doxa Malmsbury Youth Camp
- System size: 11.5kW
- Est. annual electricity bill savings: $6,500
“We’re so happy that the bill savings from this solar system is making it possible for an extra 71 students a year to come on our 3-day residential camp and have a great time outdoors in the bush.” – Jess Case, Manager at Doxa Malmbury
Trentham District Primary School
- System size: 10.5kW
- Est. annual electricity bill savings: $3,220
“These solar panels will provide a new learning experience for kids at our school as well as helping to save our environment.” – School Captains (2019) Lola and Ari
Hepburn Shire SES
- System size: 6.3kW
- Est. annual electricity bill savings: $1,250
“Funding solar from our own budget was going to be a struggle, so when I saw on the Hepburn Shire Council website that the Hepburn Solar Bulk-Buy was offering a community bonus for solar, I thought ‘yes’, let’s go for it!” – Brad Climie, Unit Controller, Hepburn Shire SES
Register an interest on behalf of your community group or school
If you would like to receive an email when the next round of community bonus money is ready to release, please send an email to email@example.com. We will then send you details of the selection criteria and how to apply. It is most likely that the next round of money – and call for applications – will be in the 2nd half of 2020.
Please note selection criteria include: must be a not-for-profit organisation or a school in the Hepburn Shire, a significant portion of power usage must be during the daytime (in order to benefit from the electricity bill savings) and the building owner must be prepared to grant written permission for the installation of solar, as well as of course the solar must be suitable for solar with minimal shading.