In less than 18 months, Yackandandah homes have generated solar energy that would have been able to run the MCG light towers for almost three years.
Totally Renewable Yackandandah and Mondo Energy will hold an event on Friday to celebrate the milestone of reaching one gigawatt hour of energy since the launch of its mini-grid project, which has grown to more than 170 homes since 2017.
The homes in each mini-grid neighbourhood use rooftop solar and battery storage, which is monitored and managed by a computer device called an “ubi”.
TRY chair Matthew Grogan this week said the 1GWh milestone was another step towards Yackandandah becoming 100 per cent renewable by 2022.
“It clearly demonstrates the potential of communities working cooperatively with utilities, business and government,” he said.
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