If you live in Central West New South Wales, you can become a member of the local Energy Democracy
co-operative and access cheaper power
The Energy Democracy Central West NSW Co-operative has been established, with a volunteer board including local people shepherding the co-op’s investment in the solar park.
A 5MW town-scale solar park with 5MW battery storage is planned to be developed at 643 Mitchell Highway, Orange.
Parcels of shares in the co-operative, comprising 2.5kW of solar PV panels and 2.5kWh of battery storage, will be available for just $4,995 thanks to a $3.5M grant from the New South Wales government’s Regional Community Energy Fund.
Home owners, renters, apartment dwellers, small businesses and landlords will all benefit as a member accessing cheaper power provided by the sun. Importantly, you don’t lose your investment if you shift within the region.