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Central West NSW Co-operative

Australia's largest crowd-funded solar PV project

Ethical Investment Opportunity

An opportunity to benefit from solar PV over the lifetime of the park (20+ years)

Competitive Financial Returns of 8-12%*

Benefit from income only available with large generation assets

Support the Transition to Sustainable Energy

Involvement in positive climate action which lowers your carbon footprint

Ongoing Conversations with the Community

Enabling members to understand how sustainable energy and energy efficiency can lower costs

An opportunity to benefit from solar PV over the lifetime of the park (20+ years)

Benefit from income only available with large generation assets

Involvement in positive climate action which lowers your carbon footprint

Enabling members to understand how sustainable energy and energy efficiency can lower costs

The Orange Community Renewable Energy Park (OCREP) is a 5 MW solar installation featuring 5 MWh battery storage technology and solar tracking mechanisms. The OCREP is the largest crowd funded PV project with solar batteries in Australia and is being developed at 643 Mitchell Highway, Orange NSW. Construction is planned to commence in 2022.


Featured articles

Socially Responsible Investment

Solar panels under cloudy sky.

By Jane Lawrence

Collectively, ethical investments with an emphasis on clean and green energy projects have the potential to fund Australia’s transition to 100% renewable energy.

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Why Invest in Renewable Energy?

Solar panels under cloudy sky.

By Jane Lawrence

A look at why a community-scale renewable energy project should be at the top of your investment list.

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Why Join a Renewable Energy Cooperative?

Solar farm from above.

By Jane Lawrence

How energy cooperatives are accelerating the movement toward clean energy.

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Events

Taking Real Action: Benefits of Community Renewable Energy Ownership

Presented by Dr Mark Diesendorf

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Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 2 – 3 pm (AEDT)

Find out how individuals and businesses can take real action and benefit from community renewable energy ownership.

Watch the recording

Investing in OCREP: Your questions answered

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Friday, 22 October 2021, 12 am – 1 pm

This is your opportunity to meet some of the Co-op Board and find out what becoming a member of the Energy Democracy Central West NSW Co-op actually means.

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Orange Community Renewable Energy Park at the Clean Energy Open Day

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Sunday, 31 October 2021, 10 am – 12 pm

Join us in celebrating renewable energy in local communities, with chances to win prizes and chat to the team working on the solar farm! Hosted by the Clean Energy Council.

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* Please read the Disclosure Statement. No application for relief under section 741 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) will be sought by the Energy Democracy Central West NSW Co-operative Limited (‘the Co-operative’) in relation to any statement made in this document as the Chapter 6D disclosure provisions do not apply to members’ shares in the Co-operative.