64 sun lovers bulk buying solar

We have 64 people who have completed the survey to qualify for the opportunity to reduce individual costs of buying any one or more or all of solar PV panels, inverters and batteries.


Here is the email I’ve sent to the folk to inform them where we’re up to with getting reduced prices:


Hello again, sun lovers
There are 64 of us now in our bulk purchase group; well done us!
In the next few days Casey and I expect to complete our tender assessment and recommend reduced prices to you from our preferred services provider.
When we write to you next we will provide the typical, no reduction, costs and compare them to the price reductions we have achieved by buying as a group.

When we make our recommendation we will ask you to choose one of two options:

  1. to buy one of the options at the prices offered, or
  2. to buy an option that’s not there but would be designed by the preferred service provider to suit your individual need
NOTE:  individual options designed outside the ones for which prices were sought in the tender still qualify for the reduced price because of the bulk purchase arrangement.  This means if you don’t wish to buy, say, batteries, or you wish only to buy batteries, your preferences can be satisfied
The service providers, and each of us in the group, need to know now how many of us will commit to buying clean energy systems as a group member.
So, soon, each of us will be making a decision to buy or not to buy.
Casey hasn’t been able to call every member of the group as there are now so many of us.  But please call Casey if you wish to.
Thank you for your patience; we’re trying to make sure we get the best offers possible.
And just to confirm my disclosure at the beginning: as some compensation for our costs and time I’m asking the successful tenderer to pay a total of $1,000 to Casey and I to share equally once all the systems are installed to our satisfaction.
Kind regards




I’ll post another progress note soon.


I hope what we’re doing will be copied by others.


Gotta love that sun,


6 Responses to “64 sun lovers bulk buying solar”
  1. Michael says:

    Yes; please email me your contact details and we’ll see what we can do; you’ll have to be quick tho’ – great to have your interest, thanks, Michael

  2. Meg clark says:

    Is it possible to be the 65th?

    We live in Canberra and the building of our passive solar house begins next week after a long ling delay. If we can come in we would be interested in getting 5kwt on our roof and we can use string technology or non string. We plan to get a battery when affordable too.

  3. Michael says:

    Kim and Brian great to have your interest; please email your address and contact details to the person managing this for me: Casey – caseyvanreyk@gmail.com Better still, call her as the cut off date is this Friday: o423 803 350

  4. Kim says:

    Hi Michael,
    We are moving to a new house in September so haven’t had a chance yet to assess it for solar although we think it should be a possibility, so are interested in your sun lovers project….not sure where to go from here?
    Kim & Brian

  5. Michael says:

    Collette, yes, it would be great to have you join the group. Email your details (address, roof area and what you want – solar or solar and batteries) to me and we’ll be in touch. Thanks, Michael

  6. Colette Baron says:

    Hi Michael,
    we are really keen to join the group to bulk purchase solar if it is not too late. i was only told about it today by one of my permy friends who has registered.
    Can you please let me know if it is still possible to do the survey and join up.

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