We’d like to find funding to assist the innovators out there with exciting projects. Bold entrepreneurs or Fairy Godmother/ Godfather investors please ring or complete the form below!
Small wind turbines, demonstration site
Small wind generation is still problematic. How do you choose a good turbine? How high should the tower be? What makes a good site? It’s too high risk for one farmer to take on. The Co-op would like to establish its own 5-20 kW wind turbine, to generate power, generate income for the Co-op’s community activities, and to provide a demonstration site which can, if successful, encourage others to build their own.
Careful planning and site assessments of multiple sites need to happen first.
Electric Farm vehicle conversion
The team that built and gained Vic Roads approval for the Grow Lightly electric van, wants to convert a tractor, a 4 wheeler and/ or a Gator. We think for farmers who can put banks of solar pv on their sheds, and maybe wind turbines in their paddocks, running electric farm vehicles makes a lot of sense. We have the team. They have the skills and enthusiasm. We need some start-up capital, and 5 likely buyers to start the production line happening.
Deployable renewable power unit
One of our members converted a van to run on vegetable oil and has successfully travelled twice from Victoria to, and across, the Northern Territory and WA in it. Now he’s purchased a second-hand CFA truck to convert into a mobile power unit, to run clean power, a freezer and other services at sustainability festivals and music festivals wherever they occur thereby eliminating the need for noisy, smelly diesel generators. We can see the demand, he’s got the skills and many of the components, but the project needs some capital to get it moving faster.
We’d be happy to talk to any potential investors !