22 May 2021
Renewable Energy – Community Solar & Battery Forum. In the 2019-2020 OGCA year we partnered with Mondo (the commercial arm of AusNet) and local solar installer City to Surf Solar to promote opportunities to the community. This was a great success and more than 60 installs of solar panels and/or batteries have now been completed. The additional community benefit is that we now have a little over $18k to provide two community renewable energy projects. One project is to install solar on the Ocean Grove Senior Citizens building (who pay for their own electricity not the Council) and the Senior Citizens have agreed to share the energy benefit with the adjoining Ocean Grove Community Garden. The second project will be to install solar on the Ocean Grove Park Pavilion. Covid slowed us all down but we hope to have these two projects up and ready for the summer 2021.