On Saturday 26 May 2018, Healesville CoRE facilitated an event entitled “Solar Energy for Landlords and Tenants”.
Bjorn Sturmberg (SunTenants) gave the keynote talk and explained how tenants and landlords can benefit financially by using newly developed technology to measure energy provided from solar panels. The proposal allows landlords achieve a healthy ROI for placing solar panels on rental properties and this also allow tenants to reduce their power bills.
Bjorn explained the motivation for this proposed solution and spoke about the barriers and complexity that exist. He states that the SunTenants solution is Simple, Fair, Transparent. Click here to see the presentation slide pack from Bjorn.
Paul Loftus, Head of Sales for Powershop, spoke on how important it is to understand exactly what the true cost of electricity that we purchase is. If any retailer offers a good discount, we must apply that discount to the quoted rate per kWh to know the actual cost. We must also be very careful to know the end date of any applied package that a retailer has provided.
Julian Guess from the Yarra Ranges Council gave a “Community Solar Update for Healesville”. He showed photos on the progress for installing PV Solar Panels on the Healesville Memo Hall. Julian also spoke about how Victorian Councils will support pensioners install Solar with zero upfront costs (Look at http://solarsavers.org.au/ ) Julian concluded with a summary of the Bulk Buy project that is in progress. Healesville CoRE is participating in this project. Click here to see the presentation slide pack from Julian.