October Events

October has been full of events for SolarShare. Find out below what’s been happening and be part of some great events in community energy.


Today is SERREE Renewable energy day

Friday the 30th of October

We will have a stall at the SERREE renewable energy day at the CIT campus in Bruce.

Program Highlights include:

  • Official Opening by ACT Environment Minister Simon Corbell MLA
  • Launch of SERREE’s Renewable Energy Trail
  • 30+ Industry Information Stalls and Displays
  • Electric Vehicle Expo
  • Launch of CIT’s Renewable Energy Skills Centre of Excellence
  • RE Site Tours (get in quickly as the bus is nearly full!)

Attending Renewable Energy Day is FREE and includes morning tea and a BBQ lunch. It’s being held today, on Friday, 30 October, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm at CIT’s Sustainability Skills Hub, Bruce.


Next week is the November Green-ups

3rd November, 5pm, 107 Projects, Redfern. (107 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016)

SolarShare is part of the November ‘Green ups’: An event covering community energy projects across ACT and NSW. You can learn how community-led projects allow local groups to take control of their own energy future, reduce their carbon footprint, and reinvest their energy bill savings back into the community for its social needs.

“With 87 per cent of Australians supporting renewable energy from rooftop solar, and a solar system sold every three minutes, it comes as no surprise that community groups across the country are increasingly taking matters into their own hands and pursuing local, community-owned energy projects.”

There will be a range of local community energy organisations that will be sharing ideas and projects, all to inspire and inform and allow you to get on board and get involved.


use the links below to register: https://www.facebook.com/events/1674142132818263/

FOOD: The Veggie Patch Van will be outside offering tasty vegetarian food. The Veggie Patch is devoted to providing high-quality vegetarian food using seasonal produce sourced from local growers.


  • 1 x $500 Contribution to a Community Energy Project of your choice, care of Greenups and ATA.
  • 2 x 1 year subscription to Sanctuary Magazine. thanks to ATA.
  • 1 x Financial consultation with a financial planner. thanks to Ethinvest


$10 early bird tickets on Eventbrite, $15 on the door. ticket includes entry into the Prize Draw.

Last week was Renewables for all

On Wednesday the 28th we hosted a workshop with the Community Power Agency to look for ways that everyone can be involved in opportunities for new energy technologies, especially for people who don’t have the means to invest, or their own home to make improvements to.

We’d like to thank the advocates from ACT Council of social services, Council of the ageing, Canberra Business Chamber, Communities@Work, the Conservation council, SEE-Change, ACT Government and the other advocates for equity and affordability of energy who were able to join us on the day.

If you are interested in knowing more about this, you can read the discussion paper here and write to us on any of the matters it covers.

Signing off
Lawrie and the team at SolarShare