Entries by starbla2_farmsun

OEH Funding a Boost for Community Solar

21st May 2013 NSW Office of Environment and Heritage has confirmed funding of $35,000 for Farming the Sun to scope at least five prospective sites to establish community owned solar farms in the Northern Inland and North Coast regions. Along with funding from Starfish Enterprises and the Earth Welfare Foundation, this will provide a significant […]

Community Solar Launch – Lismore

3rd Jun 2013 Thursday 30th May saw the North Coast public launch of Farming the Sun’s community solar farm project at Lismore in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Around 70 people flocked to the Italo Club to hear about this initiative and to listen to an enthusiastic group of supporting speakers. Mayor of Lismore […]

Lismore strives for 100% renewables

27th May 2014 Lismore City Council is looking to a range of innovative measures – including community funding for a large scale solar project, a type of consumer retailing model, and an ambitious energy efficiency program as part of its plan to go 100 per cent renewable by 2023. For the full story, read more  here.

Lismore Community Solarfarm

11th Dec 2014 A lot has happened since our last Farming the Sun news. Our big news is that just last night, Lismore City Council voted in favour of proceeding with the final stage of work on what could become Australia’s very first council-community solarfarm. The project ~ currently known as Lismore Community Solar ~ will comprise two 100kW solarfarms, […]