About the MASH Bulk-buy
The MASH Bulk-Buy is a community initiative – supported by Mount Alexander Shire Council and Mount Alexander Sustainability Group – to make it easier for households and businesses to go solar and add battery storage at affordable prices. And with attractive government rebates currently available, it’s a great time to go solar!
Going solar or adding battery storage can help you cut your electricity bills and become more self-sufficient. And 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 Mount Alexander Shire.
So spread the word, as the more solar that’s installed in the Mount Alexander Shire the better!
About the MASH supplier
Appointed through a competitive tender process, Cola Solar is the MASH Bulk-Buy solar retailer for the Mount Alexander 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.
Supported by Mount Alexander Shire Council
Council has been a partner of the MASH solar bulk-buy since it started back in 2014 when only 18% of houses in the shire had solar power. At the start of 2021, more than 34% of homes have solar with 450+ of these installed through MASH.
Ours is one of the leading shires in Victoria for household solar. This is great news for residents who save on their bills, for the environment and – with MASH – for our community groups and schools who are benefitting from free solar installed through the MASH community bonus fund. It’s a win-win for everyone.Cr Tony Cordy, Mayor of Mount Alexander Shire Feb 2021
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 are saying
"We like MASH solar bulk-buy because it is community driven and for us, this is one of the attractions of moving to Castlemaine. MASH was also recommended to us by friends of ours in(...)
All our tenants had to do for us to get the Solar Homes $1,850 rebate was to sign the Solar Homes Tenant Landlord Agreement which states that the tenant gets full benefit of the lower bills. (...)
"I chose to go solar with MASH because I liked the idea that my solar installation was going to help community groups and schools get free solar power. Now, I'm looking forward to generating my(...)
"I like that the MASH project is community-based and provides economies of scale in terms of buying power. It was also useful to have the technology explained in laypersons language."
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