TRY’s chair Matt Charles-Jones was a guest on ABC Radio Melbourne’s The Conversation Hour yesterday, discussing grid reliability and energy options with Warwick Long. He appeared alongside Tony Wood (Grattan … Continue reading Looking at reliability
Great excitement today as TRY was successful with a grant application to the Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund, setting us up for determining the best community-scale generation and storage … Continue reading Community-scale pumped hydro & battery storage
TRY recently participated in a podcast on community energy groups in north-east Victoria called Voices from the North East. With the final episode of the series now released, if you’re … Continue reading Voices from the North East
Kim McConchie is the TRY secretary, has a degree in Applied Science in chemistry, and used to drive one of the very first electric vehicles in the 1980’s (his employer, … Continue reading Blog: Member profile, Kim McConchie
Matt Grogan reflects on the challenges and opportunities that face regional communities in the wake of a fiery summer. This summer’s devastating bushfires show us once again that regional communities … Continue reading Blog: The power to rebuild
Great excitement was afoot in the Yackandandah Public Hall on Thursday night as the Yackandandah Community Energy Hub was launched! A full house listened to Cathy McGowan AO, Cr Jenny … Continue reading Community Energy Hub Launch
We had a terrific and intimate celebration in Yack today to flag the completion of 10 solar installations on public buildings, three of which have batteries. After five years of … Continue reading Launch of the Yackandandah virtual power plant
We had a second little celebration today, this one a very quiet affair out at the Kangaloola Wildlife Shelter – to celebrate the completion of a fund raising push (and … Continue reading Launching Kangaloola’s fantastic new battery system
TRY has documented some of the inspiring motivations and actions for our 100% target. Check out the following two videos which show how far we’ve come in 5 years. Yackandandah … Continue reading Check out TRY’s new Power to Change video
Keen to do more in your home to reduce your carbon footprint? Not sure where to start? Did you know that heating, cooling and water heating generally account for more … Continue reading TRY’s NEW Energy Coaching service!
Happy days for the Yack Public Hall after 5 years of concerted effort. The hall now has 11 kW of solar PV, and a premium SP Pro battery inverter, paired … Continue reading Public Hall solar and battery installation comes online
On July 30, Mondo won the Clean Energy Council’s prestigious Community Engagement Award for their partnership with TRY. The award recognises the commitment displayed by both parties in the pursuit … Continue reading Clean Energy Council Awards 2019
Indigo Power and Totally Renewable Yackandandah are conducting a Regional Bulk Buy of two energy-efficient hot water systems (HWS): Reclaim CO2 heat pumps and Apricus evacuated tube solar HWS. For … Continue reading Energy efficient hot water!
Now more than ever, we need ambitious projects that tackle climate change and support community. WE ARE FUNDRAISING TO BUILD AUSTRALIA’S FIRST EVER COMMUNITY-OWNED SOLAR AND BATTERY PROJECT. TRY is … Continue reading BIG BATTERY FUND RAISER. CAN YACK DO IT!
No sign of fires for the Yack CFA volunteers, but they were greeted with the final piece of their energy system: a 13 kWh LG Chem Resu battery…. Hoorah! An … Continue reading Battery installed at the Yack CFA
Today Indigo Power launched the first community owned solar installation in north-east Victoria at the Old Beechworth Gaol. Supplying 55% of the site’s electricity requirements and over $1000 in annual … Continue reading Community solar at the Old Beechworth Gaol!
Last week we celebrated a huge milestone, the generation of 1GWh of hand-crafted local electrons. That’s equivalent to taking 238 cars offthe road for a year! There’s a lovely story … Continue reading What a Milestone: 1 GWh!
Today Yackandandah is thrilled to learn of the Victorian Government’s support to build a third microgrid on the edge of town – with funding announced from the ‘Microgrid Development Initiative.’ … Continue reading Third microgrid to be built at Yackandandah
Luke Fraser WON the National Clean Energy Council Award for Best Solar PV System Design & Installation (Under 30kw, Grid Connect PV Power System with Battery Backup). His system design … Continue reading Key TRY partners, Solar Integrity have taken out an installer award
In his endless wanderings to promote the work of TRY and the transition to 100% renewables, Matt Charles-Jones must have told the TRY story many times. Well, this time someone … Continue reading TRY’s story published in renew. magazine