Over 550 eager Ocean Grove residents attended information sessions held by community groups Ocean Grove Community Association and 100% Clean Bellarine. The sessions mark the official launch to the Ocean Grove Community Solar and Battery Project, and with nearly 350 consultations booked already, the project is already well underway!
Phil Edwards, president of the Ocean Grove Community Association, and volunteers help to register residents at the Information Session
The project aims to educate residents on how solar and battery systems work, as well as offering competitive pricing on solar battery smart energy systems via reputable local solar installer, City to Surf Solar +.
Suzie Brown, Project Organiser from the Ocean Grove Community Association, said, “We know that many people want to get solar panels and batteries but feel overwhelmed with the options and complexity. So we decided to do the hard work for the community and create a program to make it easy to get solar and access the government rebates and loans.”
The project will offer residents only trusted, quality brands, and each system will include the Mondo Ubi – a smart energy monitoring and management device which gives residents tools to monitor, control and visualise both individual and collective renewable energy targets.
“Mondo is proud to support the Barwon region in its transition to renewables”, said Dan Cowdell, Geelong local and Community Energy Partner for Mondo.” Our role is to de-mystify the solar and battery market and to make the process as easy as possible for residents. By including our Ubi device in the offer, participants can also be sure that they are equipped to take advantage of future market developments such as energy sharing – all the while making the most of their current system.”
Mondo already has successful projects in the Barwon region – with a community solar project underway in Southern Otways region, as well as partnering with Deakin University to deliver their Waurn Ponds Renewable Energy Microgrid project.
As a further show of support to the Ocean Grove community, Mondo is offering a grant of $10,000 for a community renewable energy installation to assist a local non-profit facility.