EnergyAustralia has launched pilot program that will allow its Victorian solar customers to give their excess rooftop PV generation to the Melbourne Cricket Ground, in exchange for a range of VIP experiences offered by the iconic sports stadium.

The innovative energy sharing scheme gives the MCG – which has an annual electricity demand equivalent to around 4,000 average Australian homes, but which cannot currently install its own rooftop solar system – the opportunity to be powered by renewables, locally generated of the roofs of sports fans and stadium members.

Participating solar households can bask in the glow of helping to power the “G” – including its iconic light towers and giant scoreboard screens – while being rewarded with offers like a kick-to-kick session on the hallowed ground, or special game-day packages.

Courtesy of Renew Economy