Author: Erland

Pro photographer, graphic designer, campaigner & facilitator. Studying Design at UTS. Active board member of Solar Citizens / 100% Renewable Energy Community Campaign and Climate Action Blue Mountains. Passionate about community-owned renewable energy.
Photo by Victoria Heath on Unsplash

Sites for next solar project

With the MMNC solar project now fully funded, we’ve been on the lookout for the next location for community-funded solar. We can’t quite publicly reveal our next fundraising target just now, but we are seeking ideas for the next, and the next and the next… We are looking for sites that meet our criteria of being impactful, effective, provide broad… Read more →

80% raised for Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre

80% raised for Winmalee solar

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated! We’ve passed the 80% milestone in our crowd-funding campaign to put a 4.5kW solar system on local charity Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre’s roof. $6788 of $8000 raised With under $1500 to go to reach our goal, we’re hoping you can help us out today – either by donating if you haven’t already,… Read more →

Morna Colbran (Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre) & Erland Howden (Blue Mtns Renewable Energy Co-op)

Solar Crowd-funding Launched!

With an article in this week’s Blue Mountains Gazette, we have launched our first crowd-funded community solar project. With your help, the Chip in for Solar project aims to raise $4000 to pay for a solar installation on Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre’s roof – in addition to the $4000 generously donated by Westpac as part of its Natural Disaster Recovery Fund. CHIP-IN For more details… Read more →

Notice of AGM 2014

Our first annual general meeting is just 3 weeks away. This is an exciting time because members have a chance to really exercise their co-operative membership (Not a member yet? Join here. Still need to renew? Go here). Co-op AGMs aren’t like companies or even associations – members are active and have direct control over the co-op. When: 2pm, Saturday… Read more →