Shares in a community-based solar co-op in Sydney sold out in minutes last month. A Non-Profit group of ‘energy citizens’ called Pingala is behind a community solar farm, on the roof of Young Henry’s Brewery in Sydney’s inner west.
Community owned solar farms offer an alternative to private rooftop solar. You can own a stake in a local solar farm to offset rising energy bills.
Pingala together with the local community choose a rooftop site on which to build and operate the solar farm – a local hotel, school, car park or wherever makes sense.
Pingala believes that everyone should be involved in and benefit from energy generation, distribution, retailing and usage. It plans building community owned and run solar farms across Sydney, promoting and sharing the benefits of renewable energy.