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Community update: Our 2023 AGM, return for investors and news

Spring has sprung, and as the wattles surrounding the Mount Majura Community Solar Farm burst with yellow, there is excitement in the air.

Spring wattles in bloom at the Majura Community Energy Project

Our next AGM has been scheduled for Friday 20 October 2023 and we are again endeavouring to make a capital return to our investors, subject to a resolution at the AGM. This will be our second disbursement to shareholders and one that signifies the Solar Farm’s strong financial position. This terrific achievement reflects our commitment to sustainable energy and the trust and support of our valued stakeholders. We look forward to continuing our mission of providing clean energy and generating returns for our investors in the years to come as we build a greener, more sustainable future.


Welcome to our new PEO, David

Headshot of David White, new Principal Executive Officer at SolarShare

David White was recently appointed Principal Executive Officer of SolarShare, commencing in September.

David is an experienced and successful business owner, with a background in information technology and business operations. For the past 9 years, David has been running a dynamic software distribution business servicing Australia, Indonesia and New Zealand, while at the same time running his own IT consulting business.

Prior to starting Whix Consulting in 2014 and taking over Survey Design and Analysis Services, also in 2014, he worked with Ernst & Young in Australia, the UK and the United States, where he gained experience with large complex businesses ranging from retailers to energy providers. Over the years he has worked with many utility providers, including water, gas and electricity. Outside of work, David spends time with his family and is an active player in the Australian National University Men’s Hockey Club.

In this new role, David will provide a central point of contact for shareholders, the Board, support staff and contractors. David looks forward to this opportunity to serve the Canberra community. Please make him welcome.


October Solar Farm Working Bee

Help us add some vitality to the Mount Majura Community Solar Farm.

Many hands make light work, and we’d love your support to tend to the plants, maintain the grounds and give everything a little water.

From 9am, Saturday 14 October

With a tour of the Solar Farm from 11.30am for those who are interested

A light morning tea will be provided.

The Molonglo Conservation Group will run the working bee, and provide a safety briefing before work begins.

Remember, it is snake season, so please wear baggy trousers or jeans, as well as sturdy closed-in shoes suitable for rough terrain. Please wear sunscreen and a hat, and bring drinking water.


Sheep take up residence

A flock of sheep at the Majura Community Energy Project

During winter, the McGrath family, farmers in the Majura Valley, moved some of their sheep onto our Solar Farm property. The sheep will keep the grass short, reducing the need for mowing and limiting the risks of bushfires in summer.

While the sheep were a little cautious at first, they have since become more familiar with the infrastructure around the site and have settled in well. They have certainly enjoyed munching their way through the grass on the property.


University visit

A group of students from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China visited the Majura Community Energy Project

We recently hosted a tour of the Mount Majura Community Solar Farm for a group of university representatives from the School of Environment at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

We discussed the operation of the Solar Farm, its development, and the energy transition taking place in Canberra and beyond.

The students were researching sustainable development pathways and investigating a variety of renewable energy initiatives while visiting Australia.


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