The South Coast Health and Sustainability Alliance (SHASA), in partnership with sales company Smart Energy Network, has facilitated 50 solar systems at households and businesses across the Eurobodalla, Bega and Queanbeyan Palerang Shires. This has resulted in the installation of 205kW of solar panels and 25kWh of batteries.
Kathryn Maxwell, chair of SHASA, said “Solar Bulk Buy one raised awareness across the South Coast of the benefits to households and businesses of installing solar systems. Through the bulk buy process SHASA has ensured that people have accessed high quality solar systems. 83% of all the workmanship for the installation was carried out by CEC accredited solar installers local to the Eurobodalla Shire, with most of the systems being installed by Master Installer Micro Energy Systems Australia [MESA] of Bodalla. Many of the installs included hybrid ready inverters which allow for those customers to more easily add batteries in the future when battery prices reduce further.
The 50th system installed by MESA is a solar system with battery at the Eurobodalla Council's Dalmeny Hall. Sustainability Coordinator Mark Shorter said: “We’re very pleased to be able to install this solar and battery system thanks to funding received from the Australian Government’s Solar Communities program. While we already have a lot of solar on our facilities, it will be the first battery installed on a Council facility and we hope to showcase the benefits of combining solar and batter storage to the community.”
The Solar Bulk Buy was only possible because of the generosity of a grant from the Office of Environment and Heritage, NSW Government.
Kathryn Maxwell is pleased to announce that SHASA is now running a Solar Bulk Buy 2 with MESA, which has to date seen 30 more Solar systems in the Eurobodalla. As MESA specialise in Renewable Energy they are able to offer quality equipment and pricing even more competitive than the initial Bulk Buy by removing the middle man.
Steve from MESA, outlined that “'We choose to use reliable inverter & battery technology with Aussie made panels, that are not only manufactured onshore but utilise local business and distribution networks every step of the way.”
SHASA wants to see 20% of households in the Eurobodalla with solar by 2020. Currently in the Eurobodalla 14% of households have installed solar panels.
For more details please contact Kathryn Maxwell, Chair SHASA 0467 558 645 or Lisa from MESA on 0410 790 616.