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Posted on 12 January 2011 by e-news



The Central Victoria Solar City research trial is part of the Australian Government’s Solar Cities program.  It encourages Central Victorian locals to test the effectiveness of different energy efficiency and renewable energy products and services in reducing energy use and reliance on non-renewable energy.

The project is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of the Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the Central Victoria Solar City Consortium, Sustainability Victoria and the Sustainability Fund.


It aims to help the Central Victorian community rethink the way it uses energy. The project has developed a number of product and services that can help householders, businesses, community centres, schools and hospitals in the region to reduce their energy use and/or transition towards more renewable energy sources. 

 All of these products and services are monitored through research.

 All household project participants are asked to take part in vital research on energy use. The research data collected will be used to help form future Australian energy policy and assist householders in better managing their energy use.  By participating in this research participants can help contribute towards a more sustainable Australian future.


Why not? Participate in Central Victoria Solar City’s research trial and learn how to: 

  • Reduce energy use
  • Save money by reducing electricity bills
  • Access cash back on solar hot water systems, household solar systems and energy efficiency items
  • Enter the draw to win a 5 day eco-holiday in Queensland*.

 To sign up for your free Home Energy Assessment, drop into your local Bendigo Bank branch or go to

 *Terms and Conditions apply.  See for further details.

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