Solar Power Package

Farming the Sun is coordinating its fourth community bulk-buy of solar power systems, building upon its earlier success in coordinating the installation of $6.7m worth of solar technologies during the 2008-2011 period.

The Farming the Sun Solar Pv Bulk-Buy IV is 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 available to residents, businesses and farms throughout the greater New England North West region including Tamworth, Moree, Armidale, Gunnedah, Uralla, Liverpool Plains, Narrabri, Guyra, Coonabarabran, Walcha, Inverell, Glen Innes and Tenterfield regions.

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.

“We are nearing our goal of installing 1MW of solar power for 1% of residences across the greater New England North West region, with more than 850kW of take-up to date!”

~ Adam Blakester, Project Director

Farming the Sun has negotiated this collaboration with Eco Energy & Solar Solutions given their demonstrated track record, being a well respected local family owned and operated business (see testimonials as linked below), and having the capacity to work at the scale of a community bulk-buy program.

Farming the Sun’s focus for this fourth solar power bulk-buy has been to negotiate the best possible discount on the highest quality in solar power systems and installation. As a community and sustainability enterprise, it is important for us to only use high quality and long-lasting technologies.

All of the brands of solar panel and inverters being used for this community bulk-buy are Tier 1 (top 2% of quality) products.

Eco Energy & Solar Solutions have negotiated a very substantial bulk-buy discount ~ of up to 33% better than regular retail prices ~ for high quality solar power systems. The system package is built using Hanwha Solar Q Cells.

Up to 33% better than regular retail prices!

The solar power bulk-buy is commencing to coincide with several significant developments:

  • Electricity prices are being significantly increased (upwards of 10%) for the first time in several years
  • Conclusion of the NSW Government Solar Bonus Scheme (feed-in-tariff)
  • Small scale technology (renewable energy) certificates will being phased out from 1 January 2017
  • Preparedness for small-scale battery storage technology
  • Growing community concerns about the environmental impacts of coal mining on water, farming, biodiversity, climate and air quality
  • Construction of large-scale wind and solar projects which are the largest capital infrastructure projects in the region’s history.

These solar panels have a 25 year performance warranty.


The Fronius and SMA inverters selected are high quality, have 5 year warranties (with extensions available) and the capacity for battery storage.

PV-ezRack SolarRoof will be used for mounting and has a 10 year warranty ~ download the PV-ezRack SolarRoof DATASHEET

Lastly, the installation has a 6 year warranty.

More than 850kW of take-up to date!

The pricing for the current (7th) bulk-buy round is below.

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2. Inspection & Assessment

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.

The terms and conditions are here.

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