Welcome to Southern Highlands Community Renewable Energy

Inspiring investment in community renewable energy projects

Social Licence Survey

Important - Online Survey

The following link gives you access to our survey. We need a lot of responses to this survey to ensure that we are acting in accordance with the wishes of the community. Please complete the survey and share the link to this website and/or the survey with as many Highlands locals as possible.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHH369M

(The survey is anonymous, has 6 yes/no questions and takes about one minute to complete)

About Us

Bowral township viewed from Mt Gibraltar

What does SCORE do?

We inspire investment in community renewable energy (CORE) projects . We want to Inform, Consult, Involve, Collaborate and, most of all, Empower local people. 

Hepburn Wind turbines in Daylesford, Victoria

Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Solar panel energy generation on a typical Bowral house

Thank You

Whether you help through volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

OUR PURPOSE

LOCAL INVESTMENT

To enable community investment in local commercial-scale renewable energy projects,  ensuring the financial benefits are retained by members of our community

AFFORDABLE & CLEANER ELECTRICITY

To ensure more affordable and cleaner electricity for the Southern Highlands

LOCAL JOBS

To create the opportunity for more local jobs through the design, manufacture, installation,  operation and maintenance of the renewable energy projects we build

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

To enhance engagement by being a catalyst for community conversation about renewable energy

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

To empower our community members to actually DO SOMETHING towards a cleaner environment

COMMUNITY GRANTS

To provide financial support from part of the cashflow of each project to community projects through ongoing community grants

PROPOSED PROJECTS

Large Scale Commercial Solar

We are planning to find sites for large scale commercial solar installations (up to 5MW) within the Southern Highlands. This would require up to 5 hectares (12 acres) of land. Three phase power needs to be available close to the site. Are you a local landholder? Are you interested in renewable energy? Want to know more? Send us an email and we will contact you.

Behind The Meter Solar

Smaller scale (up to 500 KW) solar projects that can supply a most, or even all, of a business' electricity requirements. These installations don't require grid connection as all the power is used by the business hosting the solar on site. Significant savings (often more than 20%) on power bills can be achieved. Whether you own the site or not, we can arrange a no obligation free quote for your business. Email us for more information.

Solar on community facilities

SCORE will be partnering with a local energy retailer and Wingecarribee Council to find ways to install solar on as many community halls and buildings as possible. This will save the council, and by extension all ratepayers, significant costs.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

LANDHOLDERS

We are seeking land owners in the Southern Highlands who might have interest in hosting a community renewable energy project on their land. You could earn a good commercial return. Contact us by email to find out more.

BUSINESSES

Do you own a business in the Southern Highlands? Do you have a factory or office building that could benefit from solar panels on the roof space? Do you have some solar, but would like more and can't justify the additional expense? Could part of your work site host a solar installation? Whether owner or tenant, you could save significantly on your energy bills. Contact us by email for more details.

COMMUNITY GROUPS

Are you a member or leader of a local community group? We are seeking assistance from community groups to increase awareness of community renewable energy opportunities. Email us for more information.

INDIVIDUALS

Are you interested in being a part of a community effort to get the Highlands 100% renewable? We are seeking volunteers to help spread the word about what we are doing. Email us and we will add you to our list of volunteers.

INVESTORS

We are seeking community members who would be interested in investing in local renewable energy projects. Investment opportunities could start from as little as $1,000. Email us for more information.

Links

Hepburn Wind

Find out more about the successful Hepburn Wind community project at this link - 

https://www.hepburnwind.com.au/

Community Energy 4 Goulburn

Community Energy 4 Goulburn are building a 1.2 MW community solar farm in Goulburn. Use this link to find out more -

http://www.ce4g.org.au/ 

Solar panel rebates being phased out gradually

Here is a link detailing how rebates for solar panels are being phased out - 

https://www.solarquotes.com.au/blog/solar-panel-rebate-phased-1st-january-2017/

Contact Us

Southern Highlands Community Renewable Energy (SCORE)

SCORE is a not-for-profit association incorporated in NSW (INC 1801080)

Southern Highlands Community Renewable Energy Inc.

Wingecarribee

Hours

Mon.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tue.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wed.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thu.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fri.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat.

Closed

Sun.

Closed

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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