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Solar interest soars in CBCity

Solar interest soars in CBCity Interest in solar energy has soared in the City of Canterbury Bankstown, with more than 120 local residents receiving a quote through Council’s Our Energy Future program over the last three months. No  

​Interest in solar energy has soared in the City of Canterbury Bankstown, with more than 120 local residents receiving a quote through Council’s Our Energy Future program over the last three months.

Since January, seven families have already installed rooftop solar following help through the program, which aims to assist residents improve efficiency and reduce their energy bills.

Tony and Amanda Finneran, from Padstow, are already seeing the benefits.

"We were always getting phone calls from different solar suppliers but when Council came through with clear information and a well-researched supplier, that was the trigger for us," Mr Finneran said.

"It saved us the effort of researching ourselves. Knowing it was a Council initiative got us over the line. It gave us the confidence and we realised there was support out there."

The Finnerans became interested in solar panels years ago but, until now, it wasn’t viable.

"At the time power was cheap and the panels were expensive. Now, it's the reverse, so it just made sense to go for it," Mr Finneran said.

With air-conditioning and a pool pump, Mr Finneran said the yearly bills added up, with the highest being $1,400 for a quarter at one stage. Soon after, the Finnerans rang the Our Energy Future helpline and received a quote the same day.

"We were provided with all the information we needed to allow us to make the decision with confidence," Mr Finneran said. Not long after, the Finnerans installed a 4.95kW system.

The family is now running the pool pump during the day and have set the air conditioner to run during the day, to maximise the amount of solar power it can use straight from the sun. The next step is to install double glazing on windows and considering installing a battery to store excess energy.

Mayor Khal Asfour encouraged more people to take the plunge when it came to solar.

"With energy bills on the rise, there’s never been a better time to look at how you can make your home more energy-efficient without compromising on comfort," Mayor Asfour said.

"A series of information sessions will be held in coming weeks for those interested in learning more about this offer." 

  • Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL – 17 April;
  • Revesby Workers Club – 18 April;
  • EBP Sports – 1 May; and
  • Canterbury League Club – 2 May.

For more information or to register for a workshop, visit cb.city/ourenergyfuture


 27/06/2018 2:59 PM