Living up to its name, the Gold Coast is, like much of Queensland, blessed with abundant sunshine.
The City of Gold Coast has been setting a good example of making use of this valuable resource; generating solar electricity to reduce its reliance on the grid and to slash its power bills and emissions.
Projects include grid-connected solar panels installed at Southport Broadwater Parklands and the Nerang Library. The City has solar panels installed at 47 sites across the Gold Coast, with its installations saving Council (and ratepayers) $1 million per year in energy costs.
City of Gold Coast has a long relationship with renewable energy, dating back to 1977. Its pioneering attitude to PV has been reflected in the number of home solar power systems being installed by many of its half-million plus residents seeking to reduce their electricity bills and do their bit for the planet.
A good quality 6.6kW system properly installed in the Gold Coast region can generate 28 kilowatt-hours of electricity a day on average over a year- that is far more than the daily average in Australia for household electricity consumption.
The percentage of households on the Gold Coast with solar energy systems installed on their rooftops is higher than the national average and postcodes in the region often feature among the top ranked for PV system installations in Australia.
There’s more than one way to follow the sun as Gold Coast residents and their council have shown. If you live on the Gold Coast, you can join the people-powered PV revolution by harvesting the energy from the sun from your own rooftop – get started by submitting for a quote from up to three carefully pre-vetted solar installers participating in our network.