Want to attend the official launch?

Farming the Sun’s focus today has returned to community bulk-buying of solar energy technologies ~ see Bulk-Buys for details ~ with the launch of our fourth solar power community bulk-buy program.

WHEN: Monday 19th September 2016 ~ 9:45am for a 10am start to 11am

WHERE: Binaalbaa (T1.16), TAFE New England, Janison Street, TAMWORTH

RSVP by 5pm, Friday 16 September to Liz Gardiner ~ liz@starfish-associates.org | 02 6778 7249

About Farming the Sun

Farming the Sun is Australia’s most diverse community solar energy initiative to date. It is a large-scale collaboration coordinated by Starfish Initiatives and in 2011 was awarded a NSW Government Green Globe Award for its contribution to sustainability and installation of more than $6.7m worth of solar power, solar hot water, solar-thermal heating and cooling systems; training of more than three dozen tradespeople; and a massive level of community awareness and education in sustainable energy.

While Farming the Sun originally began in and focused on the New England High Country, it has now expanded to focus in the NSW North Coast and Riverina regions as well.

In 2012 Farming the Sun shifted its focus to developing community solarfarms. This was made possible through a strategic alliance with Embark Australia, drawing upon their considerable expertise in community solar models.

This work is being successfully concluded with the creation of Australia’s first ever council operated and community funded solarfarms ~ Lismore Community Solarfarms in partnership with Lismore City Council.


Community Solar projects

The purpose of the solar power bulk-buy is to significantly increase the understanding, affordability and take-up of solar energy by making available a discounted bulk offering of high quality, solar power systems ~ supplied by local specialist Eco Energy & Solar Solutions.

Register your interest NOW …

Fourth Community Solar Bulk-buy Now Launching

Farming the Sun is now launching a fourth community bulk-buy of solar power systems and making available ~ in collaboration with Eco Energy & Solar Solutions ~ a range of high quality, Tier 1 solar power systems which have been substantially discounted as a benefit of the bulk-buying.

This offer is being made available to residents and businesses throughout the Tamworth, Armidale, Gunnedah, Uralla, Liverpool Plains, Guyra and Walcha regions.

2. Inspection & Assessment

We’ll arrange a site inspection and energy assessment plus confirm your solar power system sizing, design and quote.

3. 10% deposit

If you choose to proceed, a 10% deposit is required (paid to EESS) to secure your place in the bulk-buy.

4. 200kW bulk-order achieved

When the 200kW bulk-order is achieved you will be invoiced a 40% instalment to be paid prior to installation

5. Installation!

We anticipate that all 200kW of installations will be completed within 4 to 12 weeks of the bulk-purchase.

6. Final Invoice

Your final invoice payment (i.e. less your deposit), and solar rebate (small scale technology certificates) form, are to be completed and paid (cheque or EFT preferred) on the day of installation.


Everyone on the register interest list will receive updates along the way so that you know how we are progressing in achieving the 200kW bulk-order.

We’d greatly appreciate your support in helping us spread the word about this great offer too. Please pass it on to your friends, family and work colleagues that you think might be interested.

Lastly, all going well, we’ll be moving on to another 200kW of solar power after this one!

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