Haystacks Solar Garden, unlocking solar for all
Help Haystacks donate solar plots to social housing providers or community groups in the Riverina
The big heart of Haystacks, is now opening its arms to the key issue of energy poverty. This campaign looks to raise funds for communities suffering from this Australia wide epidemic.
We are excited to be partnering with Enova Community to offer tax deductible donations!
Our goal of $21,000 will provide 5 solar garden plots worth $4,200 each. Each 3kW solar garden plot will enable on-bill credits to the recipients for 10 years; reducing their energy bills, giving them access to solar power that would otherwise not be affordable, while tackling climate change and rising energy costs in the process. We are fighting the epidemic of energy poverty, one solar garden plot at a time.
Haystacks and community members scouting the location.
Donations will go towards funding social access solar plots and supporting the project come to fruition.
We will make available five 3kW solar garden plots for Riverina social housing providers or community groups suffering from energy poverty, reducing their electricity bills every quarter and ensuring greater control over their energy future. So if you would like to support Haystacks unlock solar but you can’t become a solar gardener, you can still help other households access the benefits of solar power by funding solar plots. We want to make sure this innovative new way of doing community solar is accessible to everyone, a key part of creating Solar for All.
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Here are some reasons this donation campaign is important
Haystacks solar garden is the first of its kind in Australia
We believe in making projects as accessible as possible, so were donating social access solar plots
We’re contributing to a better environmental future, by reducing our carbon emissions for electricity
Energy poverty is an Australia wide epidemic.
The big heart of Haystacks is now opening its arms and we’re asking for your help to make this happen
So can you make a tax-deductible donation to fund solar plots for social housing providers and community groups in the Riverina? We believe in making Australia’s first large-scale Solar Garden accessible to as many people as possible. This crowdfunding campaign is supported by Enova Community.
As well as being our electricity retailer partner to deliver the on-bill credits, we’re delighted that Enova Community is passionate about helping the Haystacks project enable a portion of the solar plots be for social benefit.
If you haven’t had a chance to attend one of our webinars yet, sign up for an upcoming info session or have a read of our FAQs section on our updates page.
Terms and Conditions of prize draw for the Haystacks Solar Garden donation campaign.
Donors will only be accepted into the draw if they have made donation(s) of $150-$299, $300-$499, and $500+ and are of 18 years of age or over.
Each draw will be limited to 100 entries, once these allocations have exhausted no more entries will be taken.
Board members, employees or members of the households of Board members or employees of Haystacks Solar Garden Co-operative Pty Ltd, Pingala Community Energy Incorporated, Community Power Agency Co-operative Pty Ltd, or Enova Community Energy Pty Ltd are not eligible for entry.
Prize winners are responsible for collecting their own prize(s) and instructions will be provided when winners are contacted.
The draw will take place at 9-11 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay NSW 2481 on the 29th of October, 2021 at 12pm local time (date and time subject to change).
Winners will be notified by email and be required to accept their prize within 5 business days and collect their prize(s) within 6 months of accepting.
Total prize pool valued at $1,680.
A message from Enova:
Enova Community Energy is Australia’s first social enterprise community owned energy retailer. We’re proudly supporting the Haystacks Solar Garden.
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Message from the Haystacks Co-op Directors:
“Thank you for considering a donation to the Haystacks Solar Garden Social Access Fund. Your kind generosity will help make the transition to renewables fairer for those who can’t afford the upfront costs of solar.
By donating solar plots we can deliver significant savings to regional households struggling with their energy bills.
We’re hoping to make Australia’s first large-scale Solar Garden accessible to as many people as possible – thanks for your contribution.”
– Kristy, Nigel, Karin, Gemma & Andrew
Haystacks Co-op Directors
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Contact the project team directly
Haystacks Project Manager
0410 352 910
Community Engagement Lead
0490 505 802