Why Renewable Newstead?
Lower your electricity bills
Our new model keeps you connected to the grid for supply security and allows you to use more electricity without paying more to get it to you.
Reduce your carbon footprint
Generating as much clean electricity as is consumed each year, the solar farm reduces Newstead’s annual CO2-equivalent emissions by about 3000 tonnes.
We are planning a solar farm near Newstead that can generate up to 10MW. It will be able to power all premises (homes) in our area.
The Newstead solar farm will feed electricity into the grid and then to Newstead homes.
It will be billed by a retailer offering an electricity price that includes distribution costs charged at $1/day rather than by the kWh.
Currently, grid energy to Newstead homes (some with solar panels) is billed by various retailers charging different tariffs.
“I believe that renewables must be a major part of our energy budget if our species is to survive. The time to implement is now, while we still have some non-renewables left to do it with. And why Newstead? Well, why not?Denis Miller
Newstead is strongly connected with its surrounding districts and has a proven record of initiating and completing projects for our area’s betterment.
Our vision for this project is to run our community on locally generated, reliable and affordable renewable energy, that’s available to all.
- be opt in
- do no harm
- deliver community benefits
- be grid-connected
News & Project Updates
Project update – Zoom meeting Thursday, Sept 10. 7:25pm for a 7:30pm start Renewable Newstead is inviting the local communityRead More
Check the media coverage of Renewable Newstead’s application for a planning permit for our solar farm.Read More
The detail of a small scale solar farm planned for near the central Victorian town of Newstead opened for public review this week.Read More