The City of Greater Geelong is one Victoria's largest local government areas. Covering an area of 1,247 square kilometres, it had a population of 233,429 at the 2016 Census.
While strongly associated with the fossil fuel industry in the past, helping Geelong towards a cleaner energy future is solar power.
More than 5,000 small-scale solar power systems had been installed throughout the city by the middle of 2020. Some of these systems include those belonging to City of Greater Geelong, which has been walking its sustainability talk by installing solar on dozens of buildings including City Hall, the National Wool Museum and its North Zone depot. Council reached more than half a megawatt of solar power capacity in 2019 and there's more to come as part of its emissions reduction commitment goals.
Solar panels are popping up everywhere in Geelong, including at Deakin University's microgrid and various schools. Even the oil refinery is considering installing PV.
A residential 6.6kW solar system installed in Geelong can be expected to generate just under 9,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity a year and achieve simple payback for the average household in well under 5 years.
Play your part in Geelong's clean and renewable energy future - and save on your power bills. Get started by requesting three quotes from SQ-approved installers servicing Geelong listed above.