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 […]

SolarShare featured on the Solar Choice website

Our friends at Solar Choice have published a piece about SolarShare’s approach to bringing community solar to ACT residents. If you are interested in the growing popularity of similar programs overseas and how it compares to Australia, the article highlights the challenges & opportunities associated with the (potentially huge) market for community-owned renewable energy plants […]

New toolkit to help communities develop and profit from solar farm ownership

[MEDIA RELEASE] SEE-Change and Solarshare today launched a community solar energy toolkit to assist local residents  reap financial rewards through developing and owning  a community renewable energy project. Jodie Pipkorn, SEE-Change Executive Officer said the toolkit provides resources and information to groups interested in developing and owning community solar energy projects. “It includes guidance on […]

SolarShare invites investment in solar farm at new Majura site, Canberra

[MEDIA RELEASE] Australia’s largest community-owned solar farm invites investment in new Majura site Canberra, Australia – 20 May 2015 – SolarShare Canberra is encouraging residents to get behind its proposal to the ACT Government for a one megawatt solar farm in the Majura Valley. Upon completion, SolarShare will be Australia’s largest community-owned solar farm, producing around […]