If you live in New South Wales, you can join the Energy Democracy Central West NSW co-operative and access cheaper solar power
A 5MW town-scale solar park with 5MWh battery storage is being developed at 643 Mitchell Highway, Orange.
Parcels of shares in the co-operative equivalent to 2.5kW of solar PV panels and 2.5kWh of battery storage are available for just $4,995, thanks to a $3.5M grant from the New South Wales government’s Regional Community Energy Fund.
You might not have a suitable roof, but you can participate in and benefit from the changes to the electricity system and future proof yourself against price rises. Importantly, since the electricity is delivered to you via the poles and wires, you won’t lose access to your generation if you shift within the State.