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.
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.
“This project was one of the reasons we chose to move to Newstead. We’re excited to live in a community that values self-sufficiency, environmental sustainability, and action from the ground up.Vanessa & Ryan
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
SPECIAL COMMUNITY GATHERING – SUNDAY MAY 30, 2021
In response to key factors including feedback on our planning application, Renewable Newstead has refined its plan for a small scale solar farm on Newstead’s outskirts.Read More
Renewable Newstead is awaiting the Victorian Planning Minister’s decision whether or not to grant a permit to build the small scale generator after comments and objections on its planning applications closed late last month.Read More