Community Solar Installations

Community not for profit organisations struggle with ongoing static operating costs such as electricity, so in 2017 SHASA joined forces with Micro Energy Systems Australia (MESA) to support these community not for profit organisations and assist their transition to a clean energy future. The partnership between MESA and SHASA has resulted in many successful community solar installations through either:

  1. Fully gifting Photo Voltaic Solar systems free of charge to community not for profit organisations.
  2. Sourcing grants to support the installation of Photo Voltaic Solar systems to community not for profit organisations.
  3. Supporting community organisations to install Photo Voltaic Solar systems through our Eurobodalla Solar Bulk Buy program.  

Community facility partnerships summary

  1. The Eurobodalla Solar Bulk Buy partnership between Micro Energy Systems Australia and SHASA has resulted in gifting the full funds to install solar on the following community facilities:
Red Door Hall, Anglican Parish, Moruya3.48kW PV Solar SystemNov 2018
Montys Place, Uniting Church of Australia, Narooma5.4kW PV Solar SystemApril 2019
Moruya Bushfire and Heatwave Haven, Anglican Parish, Moruya6.3kW PV Solar System with Battery Storage system & more!Jan 2020
Bodalla Local Aboriginal Lands Council, Bodalla6.3kW PV Solar SystemMay 2020
South East Women and Children’s Services (SEWACS), Moruya6.3kW PV Solar System 3 phaseNov 2020

2. SHASA and MESA have assisted the following community groups to successfully apply for grant funding for solar installations on their community facilities:

Batemans Bay Surf Life Saving Club in Malua Bay12.82kW PV Solar System Sept 2018
Rally for Recovery Tomakin5.6kW PV Solar System Sept 2018
Country Women’s Association (CWA) Surf Beach Batemans Bay5kW PV Solar SystemOct 2018
Narooma Men’s Shed, Narooma9.45kW PV Solar SystemOct 2020
Bateman’s Bay Men’s Shed, Batemans Bay9.8kW PV Solar System using micro invertersOct 2020
Narooma Marine Rescue, Narooma6.3kW PV Solar System with 6.3kWh battery storageApril 2021
Moruya Pre School Kindergarten Bushfire & Heatwave Haven9.8kW PV Solar System with 11.6kWh battery storage & more!July 2021
Country Women’s Association (CWA),
Lighting & Electrical UpgradeFeb 2022Federal Powering Communities grant
Tilba Halls,
Central Tilba
Redevelopment, Heatwave Haven & EV Charging StationIn progressBLERF grant
approved July 2021
Country Women’s Association (CWA), NaroomaRedevelopment & Heatwave Haven In progress
NSW Community Infrastructure & Disaster grant approved Nov 2021
Country Women’s Association (CWA),
Bushfire and Heatwave Haven In progress Federal Black Summer grant approved Feb 2022
Narooma Men’s Shed,
Bushfire and Heatwave Haven In progress Federal Black Summer grant approved Feb 2022
Uniting Church,
Batemans Bay
Bushfire and Heatwave HavenJust Announced!Federal Preparing Australian Communities grant approved April 2022

3. The following organisations have installed solar as part of SHASA’s Eurobodalla Solar Bulk Buy:

Gallery Bodalla4.4kW PV Solar SystemOct 2017
Muddy Puddles, Catalina36.4kW PV Solar System May 2018
Narooma Sport & Game Fishing Club, Narooma5.67kW PV Solar System Oct 2019
Kyla Park Community Hall, Tuross Head10.8kW PV Solar SystemOct 2019
1st Bateman’s Bay Scout Group, Bateman’s Bay12.6kW PV Solar System with 6.3kW battery storageSept 2020

Please contact us if your community group is interested in partnering with SHASA to apply for a grant to install solar for your facility. We look forward to supporting more community facilities across the Eurobodalla.

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