The Central Coast Community Energy Association have teamed up with Solar Citizens NSW Central Coast to hold a Meet Up Group on the first Monday of every month, excepting January.  It’s called, the Central Coast Solar PV Meet Up Group.  The meeting is held at the Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre (CCMDC) at 11 Terrigal Drive, Terrigal, New South […]

In January, 2018, an exciting development took place to further enhance the promotion of renewable energy on the NSW Central Coast.  CCCEA Committee Member, Gregory John Olsen Esq, established Solar Citizens NSW Central Coast to partner with the CCCEA in community education and outreach. Solar Citizens is an independent, community-based organisation bringing together millions of […]

Our current office bearers, serving until our next AGM in September, 2018, are :  Chair Person: Alex STEWART, Mangrove Mountain Secretary:  Joachim (Jo) MULLER, Woy Woy Treasurer:  Judy MADDEN, Bensville    

Organised by the Coalition for Community Energy, the Community Energy Congress is the premier event on Australia’s community energy calendar.  Congress 2017 will bring together up to 800 people to strengthen this budding sector. Together we will share information, develop skills, foster new networks, celebrate success and plan for action. Program         […]

The Beyond Coal and Gas Conference will be held at Myuna Bay on 8-11 April 2016. We will be presenting a workshop on Community Energy in conjunction with the Sydney based group Pingala on Monday 11th from 11 to 12:30. More details of the conference are on their website:

  Dear Member or Friend of CCCE, your are invited to attend our AGM   Date:   Monday 15 Dovember 2014 Time:   6.00 pm Venue: Woy Woy Environment Centre, 267 Blackwall Rd             (Old St Luke’s Church) RSVP: [email protected]   This is a very important meeting as it will decide on the future direction or […]

The Community Energy Congress in Canberra has been a great success with more of 300 participants, mostly volunteers, from all over Australia. It provided empowerment and a wealth of information. You can see the presentations here:

Hear what Rob Stokes, the NSW environment minister and the minister for the Central Coast has to say about Community Energy:

As a spin-off from the work done for our grant funded project we have created as solar savings calculator and a general energy cost savings calculator. It is interesting to see that these investments are usually financially very attractive, supplying an investment rate far above bank rates. It shows also how the problem of invest […]

CEN launches first in a series of Sustainability Talks The Community Environment Network (CEN) will kick off the first in a series of Sustainability Talks on Thursday, 20 March, 2014 with the focus on Climate Change, local impacts and local actions. “The CEN Sustainability Talks are designed to engage and inform our community about local […]

Canberra residents will be given a new opportunity to invest in solar power on a community levels with the introduction of a special community feed-in tariff (FiT), the latest in a raft of solar growth incentives introduced by the ACT government. The new solar FiT would be up to 20 cents per kilowatt hour for […]

JOIN US AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) Key note speaker: Paul Anderson, General Manager Gosford City Council   When:      Wednesday 12 February 2014,     7 pm Venue:  Peninsula Environment Centre (old church)                267 Blackwall Rd, Woy Woy   Learn about the Central Coast Community Association Listen to the key note speaker, the GM […]

California Passes 600MW Shared Renewables Program (via Clean Technica) Just when it seemed like the outlook for renewables in California couldn’t get any brighter, the state legislature has passed a bill that will open up access to the 75% of its residents unable to install clean energy on their property. SB 43, also… (more…)

Baseload power is a myth: even intermittent renewables will work By Mark Diesendorf The future of civilisation and much biodiversity hangs to a large degree on whether we can replace fossil fuels – coal, oil and gas – with clean, safe and affordable energy within several decades. The good news is that renewable energy technologies […]

MEDIA RELEASE   COMMUNITY OWNED RENEWABLE ENERGY COMING TO THE CENTRAL COAST   The Central Coast Community Energy Association (CCCE) is holding a public forum so members of the Central Coast community can find out about the new, rapidly growing world of community owned renewable energy. Nicky Ison, from the Community Power Agency, and members of […]

  on July 11, at 6.30 for 7pm at the Business Incubator (see map) on the Ourimbah Campus of Newcastle University. The Central Coast Community Energy Association (CCCE) will hold a meeting for interested members of the public to find out about the new, rapidly growing world of community owned renewable energy. Nicky Ison, from […]

Our chairperson Dennis Silvers gave a presentation at the Central Coast Innovation Summit in Mingara ‘Catching the Next Wave of Innovation: a resource efficient digitally connected community’ to an audience of over 200 guests at 13th ofJune.  

This chart published by Solmetric Corporation gives a good idea about how the solar output is influenced by the orientation of the panels towards the equator and against the horizontal. Unfortunately these charts are not available for places outside the US. Therefore Myrtle Beach, SC was chosen as it has a similar latitude to the […]