Fair, Clean, Local Energy
For All of Us
Solar Harvest’s aim is to provide our regional communities, that is the Barossa, Adelaide Plains and northern Adelaide, with access to fair, clean and local energy.
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Solar Harvest Launch Video is here! Due to the pandemic response our scheduled launch events have been postponed. The amazing team at Environmental and Science Media have very generously supported us to make this video instead.
We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It
Solar Harvest Community Energy Cooperative is a regional, community-owned, renewable energy co-operative.
We aim to provide regional communities with access to fair, clean and locally produced energy. Having a co-operative structure ensures that local people will always have a say in how the business operates. It ensures that decisions will be made for the benefit of the broader communities in which we live.
- Clean energy will be produced without any deleterious effects on our environment.
- Energy will be produced as close to the user as possible thus reducing transmission losses.
- The economic benefits stay within the local community.
Local ownership helps to build stronger and more resilient communities.
How will we achieve this purpose?
- Solar panels will be purchased and installed on the roofs of small, locally owned businesses and/or community based service organisations. Participating businesses and organisations will have reduced power bills bringing economic and social benefits to the region. Co-operative members will be rewarded by modest returns on their investment.
- Once a number of projects are underway, there may be scope to look at extending the program to include residential housing or other programs.
- Community awareness and access to reliable, clean energy options will be enhanced by advice and information available through the Co-operative.
Solar Harvest pitch video | courtesy of incubator.coop
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