About the MASH Bulk-buy
The MASH Bulk-Buy is a community initiative – supported by Macedon Ranges Shire Council and Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group – to make it easier for households and businesses to go solar and add battery storage at prices that represent good value for money.
Round 5 of the bulk-buy started in April 2020 with Bendigo-based Cola Solar as the MASH solar retailer and installer with excellent results so far and good feedback from customers. Uptake of solar power systems in the Macedon Ranges Shire through MASH has been very strong – with over 100 households ordering a system since Round 5 started and a good number of Tesla Powerwall 2 batteries installed.
Going solar or adding battery storage can help you cut your electricity bills and become more self-sufficient. With the MASH Bulk-Buy, you can feel good that you are also supporting your local community – as every installation counts towards more money going towards free solar for community groups and schools in the Macedon Ranges Shire..
So spread the word, as the more solar that’s installed in the Macedon Ranges Shire the better!
About the MASH Supplier and Pricing
Appointed through a competitive tender process, Cola Solar is the MASH Bulk-Buy solar retailer for the Macedon Ranges Shire. Founded in 2010, Cola Solar is a Bendigo-based family owned business providing solar and battery storage systems for homes and businesses throughout Central Victoria. The team at Cola Solar is committed to providing customers with the most energy efficient systems available and delivering these with certified professional service.
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.
- April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at Trentham Neighbourhood Centre
Supported by Macedon Ranges Shire Council
Macedon Ranges Shire Council promotes “the vision of a zero net emissions shire by 2050 as a shared Council-community vision, consistent with the target of a zero net emissions Victoria”. **Cr Jennifer Anderson, Mayor, Macedon Ranges Shire
We are fully supportive of the MASH solar program knowing that the power of bulk buying reduces the purchase price to individual home owners, along with power bills and carbon emissions once installed, whilst also benefiting community groups and schools through donated free systems through money raised. We are proud to be part of the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance who run the project and encourage anyone looking into purchasing solar panels or battery storage to make contact with the program co-ordinations.
** 2017 Climate Change Action Plan, Macedon Ranges 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
"Our experience with MASH and Cola Solar has been great. They have helped provide the best information so we could make the best decision for our needs. It's also nice to be part of a growing community movement." - Anthony Bonello and Lynsey Ward, Tylden, Macedon Ranges Shire, December 2020
"The solar installers did a good job on the day, installing our new 2.97kW solar PV system through the MASH community solar bulk-buy. They turned up early, worked all day and were really professional."
"I attended one of the online meetings hosted by the MASH team and looked at a recorded battery info session also. I found these extremely helpful in ironing out our queries and found most people also had similar queries. Once again thanks to your team for getting us into more sustainable (...)
It is fantastic to know that 100% of our power needs are now met by our 6.6 kW solar and Tesla Powerwall battery system. I have become addicted to checking the Tesla app to see the power flow. The only grid involvement is from our system to the grid, once the battery is fully charged. - (...)
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