Ranges Renewable Energy Association
Who are we?
DRREA (Dandenong Ranges
Renewable Energy Association) is a not for profit, not politically
aligned community group. It was formed in September 2007.
Public meetings were held in Upwey and Emerald (Victoria) to gauge
interest in an Association to promote renewable energy.
Membership quickly grew. Emerald Primary School was keen to have a
solar power system, to add to their extensive program in
sustainability. So the Association and the School began working
together to achieve this, as the first project of the Association.
As a result, a 2.9 kilowatt, grid interactive, solar power system
was installed on the School roof in February 2008. The local
community contributed generously. This was added to in 2009.
For other projects completed, or under way, see
Emerald Solar Village
This interactive map shows the community and commercial buildings with solar PV, many of which were facilitated by DRREA. Some figures are estimates.
Read here success stories of
businesses going solar
Membership is $10 per annum.
This includes a newsletter about every 3 months.
Information/education Forums for members and the general public are
held 3 or 4 times a year.
Brief updates about current news or coming events are sent by email.
Committee meetings are held quarterly.
To join, see
To learn about our committee, see