Wineries and farmers looking to slash their electricity bills are invited to attend an information meeting to be held at the Blue Pyrenees Estate, near Avoca, on Tuesday 18 May.
Hosted by the MASH Community Solar Bulk-Buy in partnership with Pyrenees Shire Council, those attending will learn about the solar installations at Robinvale Winery and Burkett Orange Farm. Both organisations recently had large solar power systems installed through the bulk-buy with the cost offset by substantial grants from Agriculture Victoria.
To be eligible for a grant – worth $20k to $250k – you must be a Victorian primary producer with total on-farm energy bills of at least $8,000 a year.
The deadline to apply for Agriculture Victoria’s free energy assessment is 15 July 2021, which is the first stage in the grant process.
To register for this information meeting– and to find about more about the MASH Community Solar Bulk Buy – please call 1300 466 274 or visit https://mash.org.au/solar-events/
- Blue Pyrenees Estate, 656 Vinoca Rd, Avoca, Vic 3467, Tuesday 18 May, 5.15pm-6.30pm
The MASH (More Australian Solar Homes) Community Solar Bulk-Buy is a project of the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance, a not-for-profit organisation that supports councils in central and northern Victoria with projects that encourage the uptake of renewable energy. Visit mash.org.au