The powerful community buying power which the Port Pirie Regional Council instigated through their Cool or Cosy solar program has drawn the attention of surrounding councils who want to provide the same services to their residents.
The Port Pirie council has created their own Community Power Network using its residents' collective bargaining power to drive down solar panel and battery costs and, at the same time, slash energy bills.
After confirming it was setting up a production facility at the former Holden car manufacturing site in September, German company Sonnen announced its plan to set up shop in November, which has now come to fruition.
For the third year in a row, sonnen has been included in the Global Cleantech 100 list as a leading innovator in the cleantech industry. This year, sonnen also earned the "Continued Excellence Award" for being the most innovative company included on the list for three consecutive years.
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