It's amazing to see the cooperative model springing up around the world, in the UK, US, Canada and Australia! Here in Colorado, a group of us are forming a cooperative for community solar gardens around the state.
Almost 100 people attended a meeting at Burrinja last week to show their support for the launch of Victoria's first community owned solar farm, which will see a building in the hills fitted with solar panels. The location has not yet been decided.
Dandenong Ranges Renewable Energy Association president Peter Cook said the meeting had gone well, with 25 people becoming members of the Ranges Energy co-operative and about $33,000 pledged in memberships.
Joy Hughes, Founder, Solar Gardens Institute http://www.solargardens.org
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