Community Renewable Energy
Capacity Building Workshops
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency provided funding to Frontier Impact Group to provide Community Renewable Energy Toolkit Workshops that provide you the tools you need to successfully develop and fund a project. Fifteen trainings took place across Australia from 2017-2018, with more on the horizon.
These workshops are designed to provide you with the tools needed to enable community renewable projects to get off the ground more quickly with sound economic and environmental outcomes. The workshops will also provide an in-depth understanding of the Community Renewable Energy Toolkit, which is developed as a guide for developing community solar projects.
WHAT IS THE COMMUNITY
RENEWABLE ENERGY TOOLKIT?
The Community Energy Funding Toolkit was developed by the ARENA funded Frontier Impact Group, with project partner Community for Clean Energy (C4CE, represented by Embark and Community Power Agency) to increase the likelihood of success for community-owned renewable projects. The Funding Toolkit is set up on a modular basis and includes a series of guidebooks. You can download the guidebooks at www.frontierimpact.com.au/toolkit.
What you will learn
The objective of the training is to support the utilisation of the toolkit and ensure solar PV projects are delivered quickly and efficiently. During this workshop, you will also complete the planning and financial assessment of one or two real projects – your own or one that we recently supported. You will also learn how to:
- Identify key challenges in securing funding for Community Energy projects and how to overcome them
- Recognise the steps required to develop large and small-scale Behind the Meter Solar PV projects
- Manage risks associated with the development of Solar PV Projects
- Learn how to use and apply the financial model template for Behind the Meter Solar PV projects
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The Community Energy Funding Toolkit was developed by the ARENA funded Frontier Impact Group, with project partners Community for Clean Energy (C4CE, represented by Embark and Community Power Agency) to increase the likelihood of success for renewable projects in your community.
The Funding Toolkit is set up on a modular basis and includes a series of guidebooks. You can download the guidebooks at www.frontierimpact.com.au/toolkit.
The Community Renewable Energy Toolkit workshops are funded by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
“Very good and informative workshop, great presenters, very knowledgeable”, David Webb, Lockard Shire Council
“Comprehensive coverage of table and very knowledgeable presenters”, Fiona De Wit, Griffith City Council
“My knowledge of the subject is at early entry level and I felt that the information received on the day helped me immensely. I am more confident and comfortable to move to the next level”, Martin Holmes, Junee Community Power Inc.
“All good – answering questions from the floor was the best part”, Gary Belton, Talbingo Progress & rate payers
“Most was easy to understand but also the offer of being able to stay in contact for two months assistance is helpful”, Wendy Farmer
“Resources, materials, and presenters are first class”, Councillor John McCallum, City of Busselton
“Great Initiative - excellent mandate to bring this information to the broader community”, Glyn Ellis, Redback Energy