Bathurst was the site of the first gold rush in Australia when diggers the world over converged on the town when the magic metal was first discovered in large quantities by Edward Hargreaves and others in the 1850s. The town flourished during this time as more finds were made.
More recently a different form of gold has been harvested in the central western city: solar energy. By the middle of 2020, more than 4,100 solar power systems had been installed in Bathurst's postcode area of 2795, with a collective capacity of 22.9MW.
With so many Bathurst households and businesses keen to get their hands on the bill-busting benefits of solar panels, thankfully there are some great solar installers in Bathurst and the surrounding region - some of which are listed above.
But it's not just the city's residents and business owners recognising the benefits of installing solar. Bathurst Council been on the PV bandwagon for more than a decade, with its first installation way back in 2009 when solar panels were much more costly than they are today. Since that system was installed, another 14 have joined it for a total capacity of 435kW - and there's more on the way.
Bathurst is a great place to install panels given its solar resources - a 6kW system can be expected to generate around 8,979 kWh of clean electricity a year, which is considerably more than what the average household would consume.
Get on the way to harvesting the power of the sun from your rooftop and request quotes from SQ-approved Bathurst solar installers today.