The festival was a big success. Sufficient funds have now been raised from various sources including Rock on 4 Kiah to pay for the solar + Our battery installation at Kiah RFS. Installation will be happening in the next few weeks.
Our next project is to upgrade the solar on Tathra Surf Club. Save the date for the Tathra Eternity Festival on October 16 which will be raising funds for this project.
CEFE’s Matthew Nott and Prue Kelly with Kiah RFS Captain Matthew Allen at Rock on 4 Kiah
CEFE has provided $5000 funding for a ‘battery ready’ 3 kW solar installation on Quaama RFS Shed. The installation by local contractor Lakeside Electrical was completed on April 28. Another local project supported by the earnings of the IMAGINE solar farm in Tathra
They will run from 5.15 pm to 6.45 pm in the Bermagui Country Club Auditorium.
Both will follow a similar format:
a presentation by CEFE on solar energy, generation, storage and the possibility of trading directly with friends and neighbours. We will also report on the first year of our program to install rooftop solar;
Representatives of CEFE’s two bulk buy contractors – Ekonomix from Cobargo and Sunny Afternoons of Moruya – will be there to show their distinct offerings for panels, inverters and optional battery storage;
One on one discussions between the suppliers and anybody wanting more detail on costs, savings and technical details.
Each of the three events will be limited to twenty families so that CEFE and our suppliers will be able to give more personal attention to individual needs.
So, if you’re thinking of installing solar, have installed solar and would like to share your experiences or are just interested in reducing your power bills AND our impact on the planet, do come along.
You can read a full account here
Professor Mark Diesendorf’s presentation can be downloaded here
First steps – our position paper
CEFE has prepared a comprehensive position statement to request support from the NSW and Australian governments to assist the community of the Bega Valley Shire and CEFE to meet the local community renewable energy target of 50/50 by 2020 (adopted in 2007) and to assist meeting our group’s goal of reaching 100% renewable energy by 2030
You can view/download the full document here
Please note this is a working document that will be further refined,