Oct 7, 2016: Episode 2 and SunCrowd Invitation


Insulating and sarking the exterior walls of the old house next to the Greeny Flat

In last week’s Newsletter we presented Episode 1 of a series of YouTube videos documenting the process of renovating the old house next to the Greeny Flat. This week, in Episode 2 we continue with insulating and sarking (Building Wrap for our US readers) the exterior walls and refinishing the interior of the laundry. We had one week, while the tenant’s children were away for school holidays, to get rid of the asbestos and get the house back to a safe and functioning state. So the priorities have been to weather-proof the exterior and get the laundry working. I’m happy to report that the kids just got back and we managed to complete the critical items just in time. You can follow the progress in the video below.

We now have about three weeks before the replacement windows are due to arrive and we have lots of little jobs to do which we’ll continue to record in video form and post each week…. Stay Tuned!

SunCrowd Invitation

In our September 16th Newlsetter about “What To Do at the End of the 60c Feed-in Tariff” I mentioned an upcoming event that I’m helping to organise called SunCrowd. This is a Community Bulk-buy program for solar and storage systems. There will be two information session in our area, one in Mittagong on October 26th and one in Moss Vale on November 15th. If you live in the Southern Highlands of NSW and are at all interested in solar power systems and/or battery storage I encourage you to come along to one of these sessions to learn about your options. If you decide that you’re ready to install photovoltaic (PV) panels or a lithium-ion battery, there will be the opportunity to join a large group of citizens across the south-east of NSW to bulk-buy the equipment and get a really good deal on a quality system.

If you want to come to a session, simply visit suncrowd.com.au, click on the appropriate box for your area (“Southern Highlands” in our case) and register your interest. All the details about the events will be emailed to you. If you’re in the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Goulburn or Blue Mountains areas there will be sessions near you which you can register for on the website.

SunCrowd is a social enterprise dedicated to educating homeowners about renewable energy options and encouraging households to add solar panels and/or battery storage by organising the best deals on the best equipment available. They will not pressure anyone into buying anything, they will simply present the information and allow you to decide for yourself.

SunCrowd is a community-based organisation so I would like to ask you, dear reader, to help us spread the word by forwarding this email to anyone you know who might be interested in learning more and getting a great deal on solar power and/or batteries.

We’re hoping for a big turnout so your help is greatly appreciated.

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