The sessions will allow free, personalised advice from experts on the financial, legal, community engagement and technical aspects of community energy projects.
Speed Date a Sustainability Expert will be held at the Melbourne Town Hall on Monday, February 27, 2.30-6pm and Tuesday, February 28, 9am-3.45pm. You must be registered for the congress to take part. Click here for more info.
The three-hour workshop will guide people through the fundamentals of feasibility assessments of community-scale solar projects using Sunulator.
Developed by the ATA, Sunulator is a simulation tool that can help you plan for grid-connected solar power. It’s free to download.
It uses half-hourly consumption and generation data over a whole year to estimate how much solar generation will be consumed onsite versus exported. Based on electricity tariff information, it then calculates the impact on your electricity bill and projects the savings over a 30-year time frame. Financial results include payback period, net present value and return on investment.
Hundreds of people from across Australia are expected to attend the second national Community Energy Congress – sharing news on projects, attending workshops and helping to build the budding community energy sector.
For more details on the congress and to register, click here.