Rooftop solar

Rooftop solar: an electrifying experience

If you’ve been thinking about getting solar for your home and it all seems too hard, independent, expert support is at hand – without the jargon. And it’s free!

The Metro Community Power Hub is a one-stop support centre to make choosing clean energy easy for people living in Melbourne. It’s a not-for-profit committed to supporting families step-by-step to quit gas and electrify their homes, and businesses.The Hub provides advice and practical help on clean energy solutions with a focus on solar PV, households transitioning away from gas, and energy bill literacy.

Independent Advice

If the process of choosing the right solar system has previously seemed expensive and daunting, Metro Community Power Hub’s new solar program offers discounts of up to 20 per cent below retail prices. Hub energy experts will assess your needs and find a system that suits your situation and budget.

MCPH can also connect you with trusted and accredited installers and organise independent quotes.By purchasing a solar system through the hub, you’ll be taking positive action in driving Higgins towards a zero carbon future, saving both money and the planet.

Backed by Sustainability Victoria

MCPH is one of seven community power hubs funded by the Victorian Government through Sustainability Victoria to raise awareness and share practical Climate solutions with the wider community. It aims to transform Melbourne with renewable energy.

Leading the Hub is the not-for-profit Yarra Energy Foundation. YEF has a strong track record in helping households embrace renewable energy and a reputation for trusted, independent advice.

The good news for Higgins residents is that MCPH is committed to equipping local communities with the information and expertise they need to cut emissions in their own neighbourhoods. And if you live in a flat, the hub is currently putting together a solar guide for apartments.

Like Higgins CAN, MCPH believes in the power of people to supercharge our community’s transition to a zero carbon future.

Independent Advice

Lachlan Hensey, Research Project Officer with MCPH, says the hub can provide tailored independent advice on key considerations needs such as:

  • Understanding your energy consumption
  • Appropriate solar system size for your home
  • Panel placement for maximum efficiency
  • 3 phase power – is an upgrade required?
  • Size of inverter appropriate for your system
  • Energy savings through home usage times
  • Available government rebates if a battery is good value for your home
  • How to use your Electric Vehicle as mobile energy storage for your home
  • When to use micro-inverter panels
How do I connect to the MCPH Solar Program?

Check out the Metro Community Power Hub’s website

Or click here to register for MCPH’s Solar and All-Electric Program
Request a free, personal energy consultation