The central west city of Orange has a proud agricultural history and its cooler winter climate has enabled it to become one of New South Wales’ most prominent fruit growing regions – and more recently winemaking has been taking off.
Orange’s agricultural industry has meant that the area’s residents, whether farmers or local households, rely heavily on the sun. Signs are now that this has been extended to energy, with a number of solar installers in Orange or servicing the area in order to cater to increasing demand.
Orange City Council has helped to set an example with the installation of solar panels on a number of its buildings; including the Home and Community Care Centre, various childcare centers, Clover Hill function centre, the aquatic centre and a project in the works for the airport.
By the end of June 2020, close to 2,800 solar power systems had been installed in Orange’s postcode (2800); representing a total of 13,500 kilowatts capacity. By the end of June 2020, that figure had grown to more than 4,300 and 25,500 kilowatts capacity. And these installations were all what are considered small scale systems (less than 100 kilowatts capacity). So, it's very clear Orange residents and businesses have really piled onto to the PV bandwagon.
Solar panels are helping to power a clean energy future in Orange – and you can play a role in that while also slashing your electricity bills. Get on the road to solar energy savings by submitting for up to three obligation-free quotes from Orange’s top installers.