Nine News reports on RN’s project

Nine News Central Victoria covered our story on Sept 3, with this report. Energy for the People’s Tosh Szatow explains what’s going on. We don’t have any sites for a solar farm at all, contrary to what this report suggests. That… read more

Small Town, Big Switch: a report that shows how to make the impossible, possible

Renewable energy and lower power bills. People says it’s an impossible mix. Renewable Newstead’s model for switching to 100 per cent, locally generated renewable energy suggests otherwise. We released our report “Small Town, Big… read more

You’re invited: Small Town Big Switch report launch

We’re really pleased to invite the community of Newstead and surrounds to the launch of our report, Small Town Big Switch. Sunday, Sept 2 at 10.30am-12.30pm Newstead Community Centre Lunch will be served afterwards.      The report outlines… read more

Will the RN project cut your energy costs & how will it work anyway?

                  Will the Renewable Newstead project cut your household or business energy costs? And how will it work anyway? And what does hosting solar panels mean?  Do you need to pay for them or… read more

Got spare roof space?

Renewable Newstead needs roof space for solar panels. Your roof needs to be sound with no repairs needed or planned for the next 10 years. If it’s in a sunny spot facing north, northwest or west, we’re interested. The offer is open to… read more

Making renewable energy cheaper than the dirty stuff – RN’s challenge

So far, we have engaged with the power distributor, Powercor, the company that owns the poles and wires that get electricity to us. We now know our town uses about 2,340,000 kWh of energy annually – that’s just the 400 or so homes and… read more