Farming the Sun is a long-standing collaboration which has successfully worked with dozens of professionals and project partners since it first began in 2008 (as listed below).
The guiding principle for these roles and relationships is always about being the most fit-for-purpose collaboration as is possible ~ that is, to work with a mix of partners whose professional expertise, experience and passion for solar energy and sustainability is highly aligned with the key requirements for the success of the initiative, in this case a bulk-buy program for solar power systems.
Collaboration done well can be enormously powerful in aligning the efforts, capabilities and resources of the many for a common purpose. It is also a very effective way to learn from each other and build meaningful capacity.
Together, the project partners help demonstrate the power of large-scale collaborations for achieving positive step-changes in the take-up of solar energy technologies and the associated benefits from the transition to renewable energy, reduced greenhouse emissions and economic activity.
Farming the Sun is a long-standing collaboration which has involved several dozen professionals and project partners since it began in 2008.
The following organisations have been involved with past Farming the Sun projects:
- Armidale Tree Group
- Bangalow Land & Rivercare
- Community Power Agency
- Coonabarabran Landcare
- Eco Energy & Solar Solutions
- Embark Australia
- GJ Gardner Homes | New England
- Goonellabah Community Solarfarm
- Gwymac Inc. (Gwydir and Macintyre Resources Management Committee)
- Hone’s Plumbing & Gas
- Juno Energy
- Lismore City Council
- Lismore Community Sustainability Forum
- Lismore East Community Solarfarms
- Liverpool Plains Land Management
- New England Solar Power
- North Coast Energy Forum
- North West Alliance
- Norton Rose Fulbright
- NSW Office of Environment & Heritage
- Regional Australia Bank (formerly Community Mutual Group and New England Mutual)
- Regional Development Australia Northern Inland
- REpower Shoalhaven
- Santos Food Coop
- Save our Soils Liverpool Plains
- Solar Thermal Association
- Southern Cross University
- Southern New England Landcare
- Sustain Northern Rivers
- Sustainable Living Armidale
- TAFE New England
- The Difference Incubator
- University of New England
- Upper Mooki Landcare
- Z-NET Uralla