Go Solar

Solar and batteries webinar 

On 12 May, 2020 Council's Green Living Centre ran a free online webinar with a solar expert from the Australian Energy Foundation. The session helped residents to develop the confidence to get solar and /or a battery for their property.

A recording of the session will be available online until 13 June, 2020.

Please note the information given by Council’s Green Living Centre and the Australian Energy Foundation in the session is general in nature. Any references to specific products and services do not necessarily reflect the views of Council.

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Go Solar EOI

Council is currently reviewing expressions of interest from not-for-profit and commercial organisations that have developed successful ways to increase solar uptake for our residents and businesses. 

With fewer than 10% of all properties powered by solar, Council aims to break down barriers for those who are locked out of solar in rented buildings and apartments.

I want to find out more about the Go Solar EOI

Inner West Council is going solar - you can too.

Whether you're a home owner, renter, a business or a school, you can join the path to a 100% renewable Inner West.

Home owner

If you are an Inner West home owner and interested in going solar, Council offers a number of ways you can start your journey.

I want to get an obligation-free solar quote

Renting or apartment living

If you are living in an apartment or renting in the Inner West, you can still join the solar journey.

Solar Analytics has developed Solar for Rentals as part of Ausgrid's Power2U project to encourage their customers to adopt renewable energy and efficiency measures. Solar for Rentals supports tenants and landlords so that the benefits of solar are shared by everyone - with income for landlords and savings for tenants.

If you can't install solar panels on your roof, consider GreenPower, a Australian Government scheme that enables almost every household and business to choose renewable energy to meet all their electricity needs. Choosing GreenPower is a quick and easy way to support solar and a renewable energy future. Simply call your energy retailer to switch to GreenPower, or use the Government's Energy Made Easy site to compare GreenPower plans.

The Green Living Centre runs free workshops and can link you to green power, Community Renewable Energy groups and other solar initiatives. 


Council has engaged the Australian Energy Foundation to provide an energy advice service to the Inner West - including to businesses. You can request quotes for rooftop solar (and other energy-related technologies), ask for help understanding your energy bills or solar quotes, and much, much more.

I want to get an obligation-free solar quote


The NSW Government offers incentives and support to businesses to reduce their energy use. One-on-one coaching from a professional energy advisor is available free of change. To register your interest call 02 9895 6590 or email energy.saver@environment.nsw.gov.au. To find out more, visit https://energysaver.nsw.gov.au.


Schools are perfect for solar as they use most of their power during the day while the sun is shining – free energy!

Inner West schools can now take part in Solar my School, a free Council initiative helping primary and secondary schools to go solar. The program supports schools to access the financial, environmental and educational benefits of clean, locally produced renewable energy.

I want to know more about Solar my School

Join the Inner West Sustainable Schools Network to hear how schools have gone solar and are making their schools more sustainable – in both their operations and in the classroom. The network is a forum for schools to connect, share skills and learning resources, and find opportunities.

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Solar at Council

Inner West Council is committed to sourcing renewable energy and addressing climate change. Our goals include becoming carbon neutral and 100% renewable. Our strategies for addressing climate change include :

  • Moving to energy-efficient street lights
  • Powering our facilities with solar
  • Sourcing renewable energy from a solar farm
  • Planning for changes in climate

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Development approvals for solar

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