A good LIFE for solar

LIFE, a community energy group similar to our own association is working on installing a huge solar roof on South Melbourne Market’s new roof.

LIFE Melbourne roofPort Phillip Council has already installed 150 solar panels (37kW) that cover 5% of the roof as one component of the roof construction contract of $4.4 million.

LIVE is organising a community project that will cover the remaining 95% of the roof with solar panels. There will then be about 3,000 solar panels. Community members who rent, or who own a flat or apartment, and can’t install solar panels on their roof, will be able to invest in the project so that they too can have solar panels. Those who own a heritage house, or have a large tree shading their north facing roof will also be able to have solar panels. The only difference is that they will be on the roof of the South Melbourne Market, not on their own roof.

More information can be found here: http://www.live.org.au/community/power



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