Sydney Central

Event Details

ATA Sydney central branch meeting - Pingala – 'A Fairer Energy System for Sydney!’
September 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm

When: Monday 12 September, 6:00pm for a 6:30-7:30pm start.

Where: Interface head office and showroom, 101 Chalmers St, Surry Hills (click here for a map).

Speakers: The team from Pingala – Community Renewables for Sydney

Talk summary:

Pingala is creating a model for community energy starting with the setting up of a community solar farm on the roof of the Young Henry’s brewery in Newtown.

You will hear about the Pingala story - starting with an idea shared between two people three and a half years ago, right through to last week becoming Australia's first operating community solar co-operative and joining a select group of investment driven community energy models up and running in Australia right now.

Also hear about how what Pingala provides differs from solar leasing and PPA products already out there in the market - how we unlock the power of communities to deliver so much more than just clean energy by using solar to activate the key stakeholders that matter most to our customers.

Finally, the team will talk about our ambitious plans to become a large community energy group servicing the Sydney community by delivering clean energy in a way which is fairer for everyone.

Members and non-members are asked to register by selecting ATTEND at: Eventbrite

Directions and further details:

Please arrive at 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start.

The Interface head office and showroom is located within the heritage-listed 101 Chalmers Street building in Sydney.  Access from Central Station involves turning right as you leave the Devonshire St exit, and then a short walk with a second, almost immediate right - if you get to to Prince Alfred Park you have gone too far!

Look for a two-storey red brick and sandstone building that adjoins a single-storey library, known as the ‘Railway Institute Building’. Entrance is at the rear of this building that has been faithfully restored and redesigned with stunning interiors, turning it into a showcase of environmental sustainability.  Due to our proximity to Central Station, we encourage attendees to catch public transport to this event as nearby parking is limited.

Tea, coffee and tasty snacks are available before and after the talk, with donations gratefully accepted.

The ATA is an independent organisation that does not endorse products and seeks to provide members with information so that they can make well-informed sustainable decisions.

Upcoming Events

Sustainable House Day: Some of the best green homes in Australia will be open to the public on Sustainable House Day on 11 September 2016. If you've worked hard to make your home sustainable and would like to share your knowledge with others, open it on the day. Go to

If you have any queries email or phone Katy on 03 9631 5405.

Willoughby Emerge Festival Street Fair: On Saturday 3 September we will be having a stall promoting the ATA at Willoughby Street Fair in Chatswood -  We are in need of members to volunteer on the day to help man the stall. Please contact me if you can be available (details below).

Speed Date A Sustainability Expert, Randwick: Sunday 4 September 2016

Need some professional guidance on your sustainable renovation or new build? Thinking about solar power or efficient water? Redesigning your garden or wanting to create green roof?

Get FREE advice and tips from Australia’s leading green architects and experts on energy efficient products, solar, gardens and more at Speed Date a Sustainability Expert, coming to Randwick on 4 September. Registrations are required. We are also in need of members to volunteer on the day to help man the ATA stall at the event. Please contact me if you can be available (details below).

Solaranalytics Free Smart Meter In NSW Report: Solaranalytics have just finished a report for consumers on where to get a free smart meter in NSW as well as covering; what is a smart meter, how much do they cost, where can I get one in NSW, who is offering deals, and what can I do with a smart meter? There is also information on using them with solar monitoring, the rollout process, understanding retailers and distributors and next steps.

Thanks for your ongoing support of the ATA Sydney Central Branch.

ATA Sydney Central Branch -Events Coordinator

Graham Hunt

Email Direct to
Phone: 0403 547 457

Visit the ATA website or our ATA Sydney Branch Events Page.


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