Construction nearly complete at artist solar farm + FEAT. takes out first ‘You Done Good’ J Award. Courtney Barnett, Matt Corby, Julia Stone, Ziggy Alberts, Safia + more join Future Energy Artists
In June this year FEAT (Future Energy artists) launched as a company for artists to invest in solar farms and accelerate the solution to the climate crisis. In a short space of time, FEAT has galvanised the Australian music industry, broken out into new fields and just earlier today, taken out the inaugural ‘You Done Good‘ J Award.
Construction is now well progressed at the the first solar farm which is being built with investment from with a bevy of high profile artists including Vance Joy, Peking Duk and The Rubens.
Recent artist sign ons include Courtney Barnett, Matt Corby, Julia Stone, Woodes, Montaigne, Didirri, Lanks,Ziggy Alberts, Winston Surfshirt, Great Gable, Mansionair, Vallis Alps, Willaris K, Safia and many more.
160 construction workers at Brigalow Solar Farm – a 65 hectare farm 50km from Toowoomba QLD – have installed the solar panels and are in the process of connecting the electrics. Once operational, the site will generate more than 65-thousand megawatt hours capacity — enough electricity to power 11,300 homes for each of the next 30 years, or power the equivalent of 2,149 national band tours*.
FEAT opened up to other industries and the general public in September, due to an influx of interest and has now seen more than $5 million invested into renewables assets. Some of the high profile recruits from the sporting world include Australian Wallabies rugby players David Pocock, Dane Haylett-Petty and Bernard Foley.
FEAT also has an investment app in development called Array which is being built in collaboration with fund partner Future Super, Australia’s most renewables-focussed superannuation fund. Currently in beta testing with more than 500 users, the Array app will make it easy for artists to manage their invested funds, track the returns, and enable easy sign up for the general public when it launches in 2020.
*Based on carbon emissions calculations conducted by Arete Sustainability of a 16-date national tour of Australia by the band Cloud Control.
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PRAISE FOR FEAT.
“The climate crisis facing all of us is incredibly overwhelming and it can certainly be difficult to know exactly how & where to contribute. Thanks to FEAT. there’s now a realistic way for artists to give back & help build towards a more sustainable future, it’s truly an invaluable initiative.”
Ben Woolner (SAFIA)
“As an athlete, you’re in a somewhat similar position to artists in that there’s no escaping what you do requires travel, and I’m very conscious of my personal contribution. To see what FEAT. was doing…and trying to harness that energy into actually building the future we know is coming and we all want to see, but need to speed up, that was really exciting.”
David Pocock (Wallabies Rugby Player)
“Particularly in our country which has a lot of arid land, a lot of un-farmable land – to be able to create not just a smart use of our resources, but also an economy and jobs that could provide well into the future without over-stretching what we’ve got, is exciting!”