Council partnership plans to double rooftop solar


Tuesday, 15 June, 2021

Council partnership plans to double rooftop solar

Sydney’s Willoughby Council is working to increase the uptake of solar power among local residents, signing an agreement with a leading North Shore solar power company to encourage residents to convert to solar.

The council’s Our Green City Plan aims to double rooftop capacity by 2023 by providing residents with value-for-money, quality solar products. As part of the initiative, residents in the area can either purchase or install a solar power system, a home battery energy storage system, or both.

“Rooftop solar power is part of a range of strategies that we are using to help our community reduce emissions by 30% by 2028,” Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney said.

It is expected that the ‘bulk buy’ solar power scheme will accelerate the rate of uptake of rooftop solar by 10% across the Willoughby City Council area.

“Impact modelling provided to us by an emissions-reduction consultant showed there was great benefit to a community bulk-buy scheme,” the Mayor said.

“The scheme’s development is a great example of community groups working in partnerships with the council to benefit the Willoughby community as a whole.”

The new pricing will be on offer until 31 December 2021. For more information, visit www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/Solar-Bulk-Buy.

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