AVWA Solar Showcase

Save money on your energy bills by installing solar 

Choosing the right solar company and product can be confusing. The Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association (AVWA) has partnered with energy experts Yarra Energy Foundation (YEF) to bring you a program you can trust, offering the best price for quality products.

This program offers you:

—   Bulk-buy pricing 

—   High quality products with warranties serviced in Australia 

—   A trusted solar company carefully vetted and selected by Yarra Energy Foundation (YEF)  

Founded in 2010 by Yarra City Council, Yarra Energy Foundation are a not-for-profit that assists residents, businesses and communities transition to renewable energy.

YEF has extensive experience coordinating solar bulk buys and are a trusted leader in this field. They have selected a solar company, Jim’s Energy Solutions, for this project and will ensure the best prices and quality products are offered. YEF has worked with Jim's Energy Solutions to install over 400kW in 2017.

Why choose solar?

There has never been a better time to install solar on your home. With energy prices rising rapidly, more and more Australians are choosing to make the most of our sunny weather to save money on their power bills. When you install solar, every time the sun shines you can access power directly from your own roof, for free!

Through the collaboration with the Yarra Energy Foundation and the Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association, we have coordinated affordable solar at the best price for the best value with a no obligation free quote from Jim’s Energy Solutions.

Five reasons to go solar now:
  1. Increase your energy savings
  2. Future proof your business and home against energy price changes
  3. Get a return on your energy costs
  4. Don't miss out on the government rebates for installing solar
  5. Do the right thing for the planet by generating clean, renewable energy
How it Works:

Register your interest at www.avwa.org.au/en/our-services/solarshowcase, or by phone (03) 9396 1922

Jim's Energy will contact you and arrange a no-obligation tailored free quote with the AVWA Solar Showcase discount.

Information Sessions:

We know that installing solar can be a confusing process, so we're holding 4 community information sessions across Melbourne.


We invite you to come along with any questions you have. You will be able to meet the project coordinator staff from the Yarra Energy Foundation and the Australian Vietnamese Women's Association, as well as the solar provider Jim's Energy Solutions. It is a great chance to see the hardware that will be used in the install.

Places are limited so it is best to reserve your seat. Bookings will open soon.

— Richmond, 03/04/18: Salvation Army – 34 Lennox Street, 10am-1pm

— St Albans, 06/04/18: St Albans Community Centre – 1 Princess Street, St Albans, 10am-1pm

— Springvale, 18/04/18: Senior Community Centre – 1 The Crescent, Springvale, 10am-1pm

— Lalor – TBA


Prices start from just $2,800.


Prices vary depending on the size of your roof and your energy needs. Jim's Energy Solutions will discuss your lifestyle with you and provide you with a quote for a system that suits you.


Battery storage allows households to store the energy that their solar panels generate throughout the day, and use it at night when the sun goes down. While the technology is rapidly advancing, household batteries are still out of reach for most Australian homes. Batteries are expected to drop in prices by up to 30% in the coming years, so YEF advises that households wait, and instead install solar systems that are battery ready. This means that when the technology is affordable, it can easily be added. Jim's Energy Solutions will talk through the details of your unique situation with you.