The Community Solar Portal is part of a collaborative project led by Australian Energy Foundation (AEF), a national for-purpose organisation, and seven key community solar organisations from the Victorian Community Solar Alliance (VCSA). Together we’re committed to fostering a sustainable energy future that is led, owned, or operated by the community.

Our goal is to amplify the impact of community-owned renewable energy – projects where a community group initiates, develops, operates and benefits from a renewable energy resource or energy efficiency initiative.

With over 100 projects in development and more than 70 installed nationally, the community energy sector is growing rapidly. By working together and sharing our knowledge, we can accelerate the transition to a sustainable energy future.

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Community solar projects offer an exciting opportunity to get involved in small-scale ethical investment, earning a modest return for member-shareholders, and enabling consumers who may not otherwise be able to put solar on their own roofs to access the benefits of distributed generation.

There are many ways that you can get involved.

Invest in a Community Solar Project

Become a Rooftop Host

Resources and Support for Community Solar Organisations

Get Involved with a Community Solar Organisation


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Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group Solar Powered Beer @ Holgates
Holgate Brewhouse in Woodend will host a community-financed solar array to generate clean electricity for its new brewing discovery centre, showroom and expanded brewing operation.
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Geelong Sustainability Group Multicultural Aged Care Services Geelong (MACS)
The MACS project will consist of 156kW of solar - over 500 solar panels! This will significantly reduce energy costs and emissions
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Energy Innovation Co-operative Southern CORE (Community Owned Renewable Energy) Fund
This revolving Fund provides no-interest loans to install solar pV and/or energy efficiency measures onto buildings managed by NFP community groups.
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Bendigo Sustainability Group Upcoming Investment Project
We are pursuing a number of potential project partners to secure a site for a community solar investment project
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