Residents of Northern Queensland city of Cairns have been quick to install solar panels on their rooftops. More than 7,500 small scale and home solar power systems had been installed in the Cairns postcode region by the middle of 2020.
Owners of these systems are taking advantage of Cairns' great solar energy resources - approximately 5.47 kilowatt-hours per square metre per day on average over a year.
Like most households in Australia, Cairns residents have experienced a hike in electricity prices and are looking to solar power to help reduce their energy costs, while helping save their precious natural environment. Cairns folk understand the need for emissions reductions with the Great Barrier Reef threatened by rising sea temperatures resulting from the impacts of climate change.
Cairns Regional Council has also been supporting solar uptake efforts by leading through example - and saving a bundle of cash in the process. By the end of the 2019 financial year, it had more than 1MW of solar power capacity in place and more is on its way with another 1.78MW to be installed in 2020/21.
As with much of Queensland, solar energy is helping Cairns towards a clean power future. You can make a start on joining the residential rooftop revolution right now by submitting for three obligation-free quotes from installers of solar panels in Cairns that have a solid track record.