About the MASH Bulk-buy
MASH (More Australian Solar Homes) is a solar bulk-buy that makes it easier and more affordable for households and businesses to install a solar power system in order to cut their electricity bills and CO2 emissions. Established in 2014, MASH has helped over 1,500 people get solar panels installed on their home, business or school, reducing electricity bills by over $1M a year and lowering emissions by around 9,000 tonnes annually. Through the MASH community bonus, we raise money to install free solar on buildings used by community groups and schools in the areas where we work – so far over $100,000 in free solar has been installed through the program. MASH is owned by the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance, a not-for-profit organisation which supports councils across central and north western Victoria with initiatives that encourage the switch to renewable energy.
As of October 2020, 31% of households in Loddon Shire have solar panels. This is well above the Australian average of 27%. Loddon Shire Council, as a member of the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance, has invited MASH into the Shire in order to encourage still more people get solar panels installed on their home, business or farm.
Through the MASH bulk-buy, the aim is to install at least another 75 solar rooftops over the next 12 months, increasing the percentage of solar homes in Loddon to 33%. If achieved, this will raise $5,000, enough to cover the cost of 4.29kW solar power system for a not-for-profit community group or school in Loddon Shire.
So spread the word, as the more solar that’s installed in the Loddon Shire the better!
About the MASH Supplier and Pricing
Appointed through a competitive tender process, Specialized Solar is the MASH solar retailer for the Loddon Shire. A Clean Energy Council (CEC) Accredited Solar Retailer and a Smart Energy Council member, Specialized Solar is one of the top 150 Victorian solar providers by volume. With dedicated sales and administration staff at offices in Melbourne and across regional Victoria, Specialized Solar has a proven track record for excellent customer service and high quality solar installations.
Join us at a Solar info meeting to find out if going solar is the right thing for you! In just 90 minutes, you will get a comprehensive overview of the MASH offer and the opportunity to put your questions to the MASH team and our solar installer.
Supported by Loddon Shire Council
“The MASH solar bulk-buy program is part of Loddon Shire Council’s ongoing partnership with the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance which aims to deliver initiatives to encourage the uptake of renewable energy alternatives.
Loddon residents’ uptake of solar is currently at 31%, above the national average of 27%. Our aim is to further increase this to 33%. Achieving this will raise $5,000 which will be donated to a not-for-profit in Loddon to cover the cost of a 4.29kW solar power system.
Not only does this partnership help to reduce CO2 emissions and raise funds for a community group to get solar power on their roof, it will also help our community members cut their electricity bills.Phil Pinyon, CEO Loddon Shire Council
MASH Solar Bulk-Buy: Good for you. Good for your community. And a step towards a cleaner world for all of us.
What our customers say
“We had been thinking of getting solar power for our small farm since moving to Bridgewater three years ago but where to start? Who should we go with and how would we make sense of all the(...)
Latest News in Loddon Shire
Over 20 people turned out on the evening of March 10 to hear from Council and organisers about the new solar and battery storage bulk-buy for residents in the Loddon […]…
Have you thought about going solar but looking for more information? Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance in partnership with Loddon Shire Council are holding a community information meeting on Wednesday 10 […]…
As part of Loddon Shire Council’s ongoing partnership with the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance, the MASH (More Australian Solar Homes) solar bulk-buy program was launched in Wedderburn on Tuesday 12 December….