Go Solar

Inner West Council is going solar - you can too.

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.

  • Council has engaged the Australian Energy Foundation to provide an energy advice service to the Inner West. You can request quotes for rooftop solar (and other energy-related technologies), ask for help understanding your energy bills or solar quotes, and much more.
  • The Green Living Centre holds regular solar workshops and monthly one-on-one solar assessments, allowing you to book in a 45 minute session with a solar expert to discuss whether solar is right for you.
  • SunSPoT is a great online tool to help you calculate how much electricity and money a solar PV system could save your home.
  • Upcoming events: Solar & batteries info night: Wednesday February 5, 2020, 6 -8pm Marrickville Library

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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

For a limited time, Inner West Council is offering comprehensive, free sustainability consultations to eligible local businesses. Consultations will be provided by an independent sustainability expert. This includes investigating rooftop solar PV.

I want to book in for a Sustainable Business Consultation

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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Page last updated: 18 Jan 2020