Media Release: Green Light for SolarShare

Green light for Australia’s largest community-owned solar farm Canberra will soon host Australia’s largest community-owned solar farm. The ACT Government has given the green light to community solar company, SolarShare, to build its flagship 1 MW solar farm in the Majura Valley. The ACT Government’s approval of SolarShare’s application for a feed-in tariff means SolarShare […]

December 2018 Newsletter

Dear SolarShare Supporter, As the weather is heating up so too are our announcements! In this update, we have some important news on our flagship project as well as a development update and a new share registry. Progress with T2 Offer We’ve had our professional advisors, Chamberlains (legal) and P-squared advisory review our offer document […]

Climate and energy rally (10 September)

Dear SolarShare Supporter Climate and Energy rally next Monday SolarShare is supporting the Farmers for Climate action event on Monday, the 10th of September, as politicians return to Canberra, farmers and representatives of regional communities are gathering on the lawns of Parliament House for a community rally. Why? Once again, Canberra has deposed another leader. […]

Winter 2018 Newsletter

Dear SolarShare Supporter, Brrrr! it sure is chilly in Canberra at the moment, high time for some new from SolarShare to warm you up. This newsletter is a bit different, we’d like to hear from you! Tell us about you We are surveying our members and supporters to learn more about how we can best […]

March Newsletter

SolarShare has been hard at work in the first few months of 2018. Click here to see our March 2018 newsletter. 

SolarShare November update

Good news, we’ve just ticked off one more requirement for the SolarShare flagship project. The ACT Government’s requirement for community ownership has meant we needed to establish a separate class of shares for this project so that revenue from the Mt Majura Solar Farm, which is underpinned by the ACT Government’s feed in tariff, will […]

Canberrans raise $3.07M to build nation’s largest community solar farm

Originally published in The Canberra Times by Georgina Connery ACT investors have pledged $3.07 million to Australia’s largest community solar project planned to be built on a Canberra vineyard. The project has secured the full capital investment required and plans tabled with the ACT government await final approval. Deb Cleland, Reuben Layton Thompson, and Jeff […]

June Newsletter: Our flagship solar farm at Majura, the Finkel Review and more!

Winter has set in, and SolarShare is moving closer to getting our flagship solar project off the ground. There’s been a lot of big renewable energy news, too. Read on to catch up on it all! Securing a feed-in-tariff for the Majura Flagship Project On 26 May the SolarShare team submitted our proposal to secure […]

Driving the energy revolution from the bottom up: observations from the 2017 Community Energy Congress, by Julie Chater

What do you get when 600 people from all over Australia meet to discuss hundreds of innovative community energy projects? Enough emissions free energy to power the country! The second Community Energy Congress, held at Melbourne Town Hall from 27 to 28 February 2017, demonstrated the enthusiasm of communities, situated far and wide across Australia, […]

February Newsletter

Kicking off the new year with three exciting events In January we had our first AGM with the new members we welcomed in our T1 investment round. Good to see so many friendly faces could make it along. We are very pleased to re-welcome Marea Fatseas to the board after the hiatus she took to […]