Southern Otways
Renewable systems and storage solutions

An opportunity to have your say

Mondo and Southern Otways Sustainable (SOS) have been working together to explore how the region can transition to 100% renewable energy.

In 2020, Southern Otways Sustainable in partnership with the Apollo Bay Chamber of Commerce successfully secured funding from the Victorian Government to undertake a study to investigate the feasibility of a neighbourhood battery for the coastal cluster of Apollo Bay, Skenes Creek and Marengo, delivered and researched by Mondo.

The study will assess the technical aspects and business case for a community battery and identify a process to distribute values to multiple beneficiaries including residents and local businesses.

The project aims to create a more reliable electricity supply for the Apollo Bay township, which will have a positive impact on local businesses and residents.

Working with our communities is a significant part of the success of this exciting opportunity for a renewable energy storage source. We invite all residents in the Apollo Bay region to have their say here

Join the renewable energy future

In 2019 SOS and Mondo partnered to give residents in the area an opportunity to join the Southern Outways Community Solar Program. 

Southern Otways Sustainable is a not-for-profit community organisation with the goal of achieving 100% local renewable energy.

– Matt Armstrong, President – Southern Otways Sustainable.

This unique community energy partnership has led to nearly 50 smart energy solar and battery systems ordered around the Apollo Bay area. The program sought to, 1) make renewable energy more accessible to residents and, 2) to upskill locals with information about how solar and to help navigate the various technology available on the market.

Mondo supports local sustainability project with $10,000 grant

As a further show of support for the ambitious community, Mondo offered a $10,000 grant towards another sustainability project in the region. The funding went towards a solar system for the Community Composter in Apollo Bay  – so now the compost is even more environmentally friendly! Program installation partner, City2Surf Solar, boosted the impact of the system by generously donating a 7kWh battery.

Looking to the future

Whilst applications for the program have now officially closed, Mondo looks forward to its continued partnership with Southern Otwarys Sustainable and supporting their vision of a renewable energy future in the region. Keep your eyes peeled for future programs, and keep your eye on the Mondo Portal as those community energy achievements keep rising!

Southern Otways Sustainable is a passionate community group looking to solar as a way to transition to 100% renewable energy.

Why choose Mondo?

Mondo is proud to support the transition to renewable energy in the Southern Otways region, with other projects already underway with Deakin University and the Ocean Grove community. Our offer includes:

  • No-obligation solar feasibility assessment
  • Competitive pricing
  • Trusted solar equipment
  • Mondo Ubi included with each system
  • Trusted solar installer (City to Surf Solar+)
This project is supported by: