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Pingala is a volunteer community group dedicated to Renewable Energy generation and raising awareness on the importance of community renewable energy also in the works of establishing community owned renewable energy. Citizens and large establishments will be able to use, invest in and generate renewable energy.
They are a not-for-profit, incorporated association, run purely by volunteers who are members of the community of greater Sydney.
What is Community Renewable Energy?
The following explanation comes from Community Power Agency
Community Renewable Energy or CRE for short is an approach to renewable energy development that involves significant levels of community participation and/or ownership. At the Community Power Agency we talk about the 3Ds of community energy – CRE projects:
Decarbonise our energy supply through using renewable energy or low carbon technologies;
Decentralise and localize our energy supply; and
Democratise our energy governance through community ownership and participation.
Just as there is no one size fits all definition of community, there is no one definition of community renewables. Indeed the sheer diversity of community renewable energy projects is what makes this sector so beneficial. These projects come in many shapes and sizes, growing from the diverse needs and available resources of the local community. It might be anything from PV on a school roof to a 4-turbine wind farm on the edge of town to a small hydro system owned by two nearby villages. Projects vary by technology, size, structure, governance and funding options. Even people's motivations for setting such a project up will vary.