solarYour money donated to our “One Dollar One Watt” program has been working really hard this year.

BREAZE’s Social Solar program has assisted with the installation of 35 kW of solar power for a number of social housing residents and will be installing another 68 kW later this year. We are in the process of sizing the new developments as this article goes out.

These projects could not happen without the generous support of other organisations such as the State Govt, aMAZEing Ballarat, Buninyong’s Smart Building and Living Expo and Bank Australia.


If you'd like to help to help in spreading the benefits of Solar PV across the roofs of Ballarat's not-for-profits, register for the

Social Solar Action Group Zoom Meet-Up on Monday 28 September from 6-7 

Read more: A Bumper year for Social Solar’s “One Dollar One Watt” program

1 1 Watt unitingAnother successful project was officially launched in the Social Solar Program. 

State government, Ballarat Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions and Eureka Orienteers funded the installation of 10kW of solar PV panels on the roof of the op shop on Howitt Street.

The project will produce 40kWh per year, resulting in operational savings of around $3200 that will be used for Uniting Ballarat's programs Lifeline Ballarat, BreezeWay Meals and Meals for Change. 

Read the full article in the Courier

Read more: One $ 1 Watt 'Op Shop' Installation

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On Saturday 1 December the Eureka Orienteers conducted its annual aMAZEing Ballarat team competition in Buninyong. Entry fees totalling $910 were donated to BREAZE’s Social Solar Appeal, meaning the competitors have effectively funded a 1kW of solar panels for installation on our next project. We thank organiser Monica Dickson for the support and encourage our readers to enter a team of 2,3 or 4 in next year’s event (which is always held on the first Saturday of December).

2018 03 cheque hand over to breazeEvery year the Smart Living and Building Expo donates the money raised from its Auction and Raffle to a sustainable cause.

This year they have generously donated $1,500 to the BREAZE social solar program.

The Smart Building and Living Expo showcases local sustainable building and lifestyle services and products for people planning to build or retrofit sustainable homes, and those interested in sustainable transport, lifestyle and food choices.

It runs on the last Sunday in February each year, in Buninyong. and provides an opportunity for the community to come and talk about all things sustainable.

While presenting the cheque to Paul Duggan, board member of BREAZE, Andrea Mason , director of the expo said:

"The successful Auction and Raffle team, led by Belinda Wardle were excited to donate this money to the social solar program.  It is great to see the benefits of efficient, cheap and clean solar power being able to be used across the whole community."

Read more: $1500 Donation from Sustainability Expo

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