Make Solar Easy – March 16

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Online via Zoom & Facebook Live

Rooftop solar is more popular than ever! Slashing energy bills while lowering household carbon emissions, installing solar pays for itself in around 3 - 6 years. However, for many people, the biggest barrier is access to trustworthy information. This is where the Metro Community Power Hub (MCPH) can help – by offering independent advice and connecting you with trusted suppliers and discounted solar through the MCPH Solar and All-Electric Home program.

Lachlan Hensey, MCPH Energy Advisor at Yarra Energy Foundation, will take us through the typical journey of a household seeking solar. He’ll offer advice on sizing your system appropriately, how to make the most out of your system, and overcoming potential challenges. He’ll also outline what other steps you can take to enhance your comfort at home while reducing your energy expenses and carbon emissions.

Using case studies, Lachlan will discuss not only solar power, but efficient hot water, heating and cooling, and energy efficiency – all essential aspects of an energy efficient home! 

As a roundtable partner of the MCPH, Lighter Footprints is proudly able to connect residents of Boroondara and surrounds with carefully vetted installers and discounts of up to 20% through the MCPH Solar and All-Electric Home program. The program is coordinated by Yarra Energy Foundation, who have coordinated the installation of over 18,000 solar panels on the rooftops of homes and businesses across Melbourne.  

Whether you are just starting on your solar journey or at the final stages, this presentation will offer trusted, independent advice to help guide your choices along the way. 

About the presenter: 

Lachlan Hensey is a Community Energy Project Officer at Yarra Energy Foundation, where he provides tailored energy advice to households across Melbourne and develops energy projects through the Metro Community Power Hub. Lachlan is dedicated to supporting community involvement in Australia’s clean energy transition. 

About the Metro Community Power Hub: 

Led by Yarra Energy foundation, the Metro Community Power Hub is one of seven Community Power Hubs funded by Sustainability Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Government. Based in each of Victoria’s regions, the hubs will support, develop and deliver locally owned, cost-effective renewable energy projects. The Community Power Hubs program will accelerate Victoria’s transition to a renewable energy future and work towards meeting Victoria’s target of zero carbon emissions by 2050. For more information about local projects being delivered, visit Community Power Hubs