MASH and Hepburn Solar Bulk Buy
MASH – the campaign for More Australian Solar Homes – is a highly successful community solar bulk-buy for homes and businesses in Central Victoria managed by the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance. Over 850 households in the City of Greater Bendigo, Mount Alexander, Macedon Ranges and Hepburn Shires – plus a growing number of businesses, schools and other organisations – have gone solar with MASH since we started installations in September 2014.
MASH helps make solar simple
The MASH and Hepburn bulk-buy offers high quality solar PV systems and batteries, backed by solid warranties and installed according to best practice industry standards. It also provides great value, with lower prices negotiated as part of the bulk-buy. What’s more, there’s a ‘give back’ to the community in the form of free solar for a community group, kinder or school in the region – typically around 5kW for each 100 solar rooftops installed. In fact, right now we’re looking to donate just over $7,000 in free solar – click here to learn more!
MASH: Benefits to residents, communities and the environment
Since September 2014, when MASH started installations, we have achieved:
Hepburn Solar Bulk-Buy
The Hepburn Solar Bulk-Buy is a community solar bulk-buy that aims to make it easier for households and businesses in the Hepburn Shire to go solar – and add batteries – with an option they can trust. Local community groups stand to benefit too, as the project aims to donate up to $20,000 in free solar should the target of 200 new solar rooftops be achieved by the end of 2018.
To find out more about the MASH and Hepburn Solar Bulk Buy head to the MASH website.
MASH Latest News
If they're door-knocking, it's not us!
Recently we’ve been taking tens of calls every week from residents asking if we’re the organisation that is door-knocking and telephoning people in central Victoria and claiming to be community solar bulk buy.
The answer is No! The MASH project never has – and never will – do door-knocking or telephone marketing. What we do instead is lots of Community Information meetings so people have the information they need to decide what’s best for them – without any hard sales pressure!
Read the full story about the so-called community bulk-buy that's knocking on residents' doors in Mt Alexander, Macedon Ranges and Hepburn Shires. 12 June 2018
Nine News covers Hepburn Solar Bulk-Buy
The outstanding success of the Hepburn Solar Bulk-Buy since it launched on 16 April has been noted by mainstream media. Nine News covered the story on Thursday 7 June on the 6 o’clock news.
“The people of Hepburn Shire seem to love solar. That’s why the Nine News team wanted to cover the story”, said Jo Kaptein, from the organising team behind the Hepburn Solar Bulk-buy.
Watch the Nine News Story here 12 June 2018
New Hepburn solar bulk-buy breaking records!
In just 35 working days since the Hepburn Community Solar Bulk-Buy was launched, 55 residents and businesses have invested in a solar PV or home battery system.
These results will add an additional 320 kilowatts of solar generation capacity, helping propel Hepburn Shire towards its goal of zero-net emissions.
Read the full story here. 1 June 2018