There are many renewable energy options for different households and businesses, so new community group Sustainable Upper Ovens is putting on an expo in Bright to serve as a one-stop-shop for people who want to find the right information.
The All About Solar expo will be held this Friday evening from 5.30pm and Saturday from 12.30pm to 5pm at Pioneer Park.
Sustainable Upper Ovens member John Gertsakis said the volunteer group launched recently and wanted to help fill a gap in the region.
"We're mindful that it's not straightforward for people all the time," he said. "We want to make it really practical.
"The aim is to have some people who are either experts or installers, people who are involved in the industry to come along, have displays, have presentations without the pressure of people having to buy."
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The expo will also have information on waste reduction, recycling, reusable bags and the Victorian e-waste ban, including a Q and A session on the Friday night from 7pm.
"We don't necessarily have all of the answers, that's why we set up the group and are running this day," Mr Gertsakis said.
"We're acknowledging that our energy future is changing. There's discussion around virtual grids and community energy (like the projects being run by Totally Renewable Yackandandah)."
The expo will be run with funding assistance from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning's renewable energy roadmap program.
"People of the Ovens Valley are tuned into their environment, they're tuned into their climate, they want to save money on their energy bills, they want to be less dependent on high costs of providers," Mr Gertsakis said.
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