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.


Commercial solar project update: BMRenew recently sought support from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) for end-of-financial-year funding to develop the contracts involved in set-up and operation of a commercial solar system. While we weren’t successful, OEH supported BMRenew representatives to attend the Community Energy Congress (see below), which has resulted in a collaboration with REPOWER Shoalhaven who were facing similar hurdles. This is an exciting opportunity and means we may be able to fast-track our search for suitable businesses and investors!

A fresh face on the commercial solar team, also brings unique expertise to BMRenew that may lead to some interesting new initiatives.


Residential solar project update: our residential solar information project continues, with the first solar systems due to be installed soon by attendees at our previous information sessions! Our next public presentation is in the works – details will be announced soon.

In the meantime, if you or someone you know is thinking about installing solar we have plenty of information and tips on our new Residential Solar page.

BMRenew Launch: 2-4pm Sat 10 Aug at Lawson Public School Hall

Launch: Sat 10 Aug

You are invited to the official launch of the Blue Mountains Renewable Energy Co-operative. 2-4pm, Sat 10 August Lawson Public School Hall For over a year now, Blue Mountains Renewable Energy Cooperative has been an evolving idea which is now becoming a reality. As a registered cooperative, we can formally embark on our vision to create affordable, decentralised, locally owned,… Read more →

Radio Blue Mountains

Featured on Local Radio

BMRenew was featured on Shirley Lewis’s “The Global TV Show” which airs 10-11am every Monday on 89.1 Radio Blue Mountains FM. Noni McDevitt and Sue Morrison joined Sharon Wilkinson from Stop Coal Seam Gas Blue Mountains to talk about how locally owned and generated renewable energy can replace fossil fuel energy. [separator] Download the podcast of Episode 6 “Energy As… Read more →