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MEDIA RELEASE: Solar Pathway Lights up Yinnar Community

2020-05-18T05:50:36+00:00May 18th, 2020|General News, Latrobe Valley|

Solar lights installed in the Victorian town of Yinnar are lighting the way for the local community to access a popular sporting and recreation reserve. Until the lighting installation in February, the kilometre-long path linking the reserve and the main town was a safety concern, particularly in the winter dark. It's a milestone for the [...]

Public Hall Sports New Solar Panels

2020-04-02T05:55:57+00:00April 2nd, 2020|General News, Latrobe Valley|

The Gippy Bulk Buy community benefit donation, a 4.4 kW system, was installed last week on the Loch Sport Public Hall. An essential site for the community, Alan Hall Mayor of Wellington and a Loch Sport resident said, “what a great result it was for [their] vibrant and engaged local community.” “With the reduced operating [...]

Superpower! Ross Garnaut in the Latrobe Valley

2019-12-02T07:33:05+00:00December 2nd, 2019|General News|

Hub host, the Gippsland Climate Change Network (GCCN) recently hosted Prof. Ross Garnaut, research fellow in economics at the University of Melbourne and Australia’s leading thinker about climate and energy policy. In his presentation Ross introduced ideas and strategies for harnessing Australia’s renewable energy potential to become a global economic leader. Topics cover energy, transport, [...]

Solar Donated to Regional Community Hall

2019-11-01T03:26:11+00:00November 1st, 2019|General News, Latrobe Valley|

The Loch Sport Public Hall will be upgraded with a 4.4 kW solar system as part of the Latrobe Valley Community Power Hubs Gippy Bulk Buy program and community solar donation model. The Minister for Energy, Environment, and Climate Change officially announced the winner late last week along with representatives from the Latrobe Valley Community [...]

Premier’s Sustainability Awards Finalist!

2019-11-01T03:03:10+00:00November 1st, 2019|General News|

Over the last 2 years the Community Power Hub program had been exploring new ways of supporting Victorian communities to access the technical skills and expertise required to develop and deliver community-based renewable energy projects. The Premier’s Sustainability Awards offered 11 award categories this year and had a record number of submissions. They were a [...]

Solar-lit Footpath Brings Community Together

2018-12-12T20:34:01+00:00December 12th, 2018|General News, Latrobe Valley|

Can you imagine the atmosphere generated by a rural community walking together on their way to support their local football match, knowing they will be able to walk safely home again along a solar-lit path? For Yinnar and District Community Association treasurer, John Harris, this it is exactly what he hopes to soon see for [...]

Community Power Hub Bendigo installs and operates 2 x 30kw community funded Solar PV Systems

2018-12-11T11:05:52+00:00December 11th, 2018|General News|

Community Power Hub Bendigo raised over $60,000 by donations for two solar roof top projects during May and June 2018. CPHB scoped, tendered and project managed the installation of 30kw solar PV on Eaglehawk Badminton and Table Tennis Stadium, and another 30kw solar PV on an 8 unit community housing complex.  Both organisations will save [...]

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