Solar power and renewable energy 2016 focus for NSW council

17 December 2015

Randwick City Council are working with Origin Energy to double solar power across the City. 

Randwick City Council has announced a 12-month collaboration with Origin Energy to help make renewable energy and energy-saving technologies more accessible to residents.

The ‘Randwick Go Solar’ initiative is aimed at doubling the amount of solar installed across the City by providing discount incentives for residential, business and school installations of solar panels and other energy efficient appliances. 


"The initiative is aimed at doubling the amount of solar installed across the City by providing discount incentives."


‘Randwick Go Solar’ will also see a trial of battery storage technology on a Council site and a sustainable transportation option to be considered early in 2016.

Randwick Mayor, Councillor Noel D’Souza says he is pleased to be working with a leader in renewable technologies to double existing solar across Randwick, which in turn will assist the community in reducing their energy costs and help preserve resources for future generations.

“Randwick City Council is committed to conserving our precious natural resources and creating a cleaner, healthier environment for our children.

“We know this is a crucial time in history to reduce carbon and tackle the effects of climate change.


“We know this is a crucial time in history to reduce carbon and tackle the effects of climate change."


“Renewable energy not only helps reduce harmful greenhouse gases, it also offers substantial savings for residents on long-term energy costs”, said Mayor D’Souza.

Origin Energy General Manager of Solar and Emerging Business, Phil Mackey says he is delighted to be teaming up with Council on the ‘Randwick Go Solar’ partnership.

“Origin is pleased to be working with Randwick City Council to help more local residents enjoy the benefits of solar.

“Origin’s collaboration with Randwick City Council is the latest demonstration of our commitment to making it easier for people to generate their own solar energy and reduce their carbon footprint,” Mr Mackey said.

Find more at randwick.nsw.gov

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