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The Energy Innovation Co-operative Ltd (EICo-op) was formed in 2009 as a community response to climate change and peak oil.

Focused on the Bass Coast, Cardinia and South Gippsland regions, our primary aim is to help our community reduce its carbon footprint by encouraging and facilitating energy efficiency and renewable energy. Our major projects include the Southern Solar Hub solar bulk buy.

Who is EICO-OP?

Co-Op News

Both the Energy Innovation Co-op and Victorian Community Solar Alliance (of which the Co-op is an actively participating member) have made submissions to the Victorian Parliament Inquiry into Commu

So Why Are DC Motors So Good?  And AC Motors So Bad?

There are many ways in which energy can be saved.  They can be placed into two basic groups: what we buy and use in the way of equipment and appliances and how we use them.  It's

Green Guide

Green GuideThe Green Guide is a list of mostly local businesses selling goods and services promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy in and around Bass Coast, South Gippsland and Cardinia.

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Items Of Interest

The Energy Innovation Co-op is participating with others in the Victorian Community Solar Alliance, lobbying for both positive government action to support community owned solar projects, and to re

The Energy Innovation Co-op is hosting a Community Forum about Battery Storage for PV (and wind) systems.  For information please see the Events section and the flyer (See link below.)  We look for

There are two Community Energy Forums taking place in the near future.  The Co-op is actively supporting the new concept offering tremendous advantages to both individuals supporting community ener

This document provides an actual example of local solar production in Inverloch.  It covers a 16-month period centered on the solar minimum of June 2014.  A year-by-year comparison document is also

This more detailed item has the strengths and weaknesses of the different models, as well as points of interest.

The focus of the AGM on 15th Nov. is Community Energy. Keynote speaker is Chandra Sundareswaran, from Moreland Energy Foundation.

Vertical axis wind turbine

For an update on the failure of this turbine

Fitting strong ideals into a limited budget –a sustainable renovation and extension

The challenge

Running a less than ideal house, five times more sustainably than most

Recycling – how to turn ‘More! More!’ into ‘Win! Win!’

The why of recycling

Dear Co-op Members. In an effort to raise awareness about where we're REALLY at in respect to climate change / ocean acidification etc.

As of November 2014, the EICo-op has a new Chair, Maddy Harford from West Creek. Maddy was appointed and then elected to the board in 2013.

Ever wondered what you’d do if you had plenty of flowing water year-round? Power your home, of course!

 The Federal Labor Govt has made the decision to keep Australia’s renewable energy target.

Eco-House Tour and Smart-Grid Discussion 1:30pm Sunday 17th March, 2013 Dumbalk.

The Co-Op finalised and acquitted its Sustainability Victoria Solar Hub grant in September 2012.  All targets an

The Co-op Board has appointed Maddy Harford (West Creek) and Brad Shone (Fish Creek) to the Board.  They will be

RenewEconomy is a news website providing substantive information about renewable energy, smart transport and buildings, resource efficiency, climate change and markets.

Generating Solar Power - Vic South East

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