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21. CERES Environment Park, Vic

Quick Win project No. 21: CERES Environment Park, Vic

CERES Environment Park is an award winning, not for profit, sustainability centre located on a regenerated landfill site in East Brunswick, Melbourne.
CERES runs extensive environmental education programs both at the park and into the community: urban agriculture projects, sustainability technology demonstrations, and social enterprises including a grocery, cafรฉ, community kitchen, organic online supermarket, and a permaculture nursery.
CERES was at the forefront of renewable energy in Melbourne. In 1993 there was a cutting edge grid-interactive hybrid power station that contributed about 25% of electricity needs. But with growth and aging of technology that contribution dropped significantly.
In 2017 CERES adopted a goal to be zero carbon emissions by 2025. It is important to walk the walk as well as talking the talk. The first strategies to achieve the goal are to reduce demand and to increase solar generation by utilizing existing roofs.
This new installation on the Chook shed, assisted by CORENA, will be of great benefit in achieving the zero emissions goal and will be a resource for renewable energy education.

Chip in to help fund solar on the CERES chook house!

People contributing to Project 21

Loan amount: Around $40,000 TBC
Loan repayments: Around $1,300/quarter TBC
Status: Current project
Installation date: TBA

Work details CostExpected savings
More than 20kW of LG panels
Details to come...
TBCAround $1,300/quarter TBC