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Local government partnerships

Solar bulk buys for local governments

People often need a helping hand to kick-start their move towards better energy. Our solar bulk buy program does just that.

Our solar bulk buy program makes it easy for residents and businesses of participating local governments to get quality solar panels and batteries. And at an affordable price.

Our solar bulk buys have so far generated 2 megawatts of solar. That’s the equivalent of a small solar farm and 8,000 solar panels. We’ve avoided tons of emissions and helped people who couldn’t afford solar, get it for their homes.

How our solar bulk buys work

Through our solar bulk buy program, we facilitate unique agreements between local councils and solar providers, for a limited period. This provides affordable solar installations for residents who sign up to the bulk buy.

After entering a solar bulk buy agreement with a local council, we:

  • Select a reputable solar provider through a rigorous evaluation process. We consider the provider’s capacity, quality of service, warranties, price, community contributions, insurances, references, customer reviews, Clean Energy Council membership, industry accreditations and memberships, staff qualifications and training.
  • Act as a coordinator between the provider and the council, ensuring residents are offered quality solar products at an affordable bulk-buy price.
  • Help recruit and provide advice to homeowners as they embark on their solar journey.

Energy efficiency bulk buys for local governments

People can retrofit their homes in many ways to consume less energy and reduce their electricity bills.

That’s everything from better lighting, to draught proofing, to double glazing windows. But energy efficiency retrofits aren’t always cheap or easy. And they can be beyond the means of many, including those who really need the savings on their energy bills.

Our energy efficiency bulk buys are a great solution to this problem. They make it cheaper for the most vulnerable residents to undertake energy efficiency upgrades. People benefit from long-term savings on energy bills and contribute to reducing their region’s emissions.

How our energy efficiency bulk buys work

Through our energy efficiency bulk buy program, we facilitate unique agreements between local councils and local installers, for a limited period. This provides affordable energy efficiency upgrades to residents who sign up to the program.

After entering an energy efficiency bulk buy agreement with a local council, we:

  • Work with reputable local installers to deliver energy efficiency upgrades to participating residents.
  • Manage and coordinate energy efficiency upgrades, from insulation to draught-proofing, from hot water to windows, and more.
  • Help recruit and provide advice to homeowners, as they embark on their energy efficiency journey.

Consulting and technical support for local government energy and sustainability teams

Using our unique, independent expertise, we help local councils lead the charge in grassroots campaigns and in the transition to a renewable future.

Because better energy and action on climate change should happen everywhere.

We provide a range of consulting and technical support services to help local councils move forward with climate and energy action.

Our consulting and technical support services

We can help your local council’s energy or sustainability officer with:

  • Developing and delivering climate emergency plans, ESD plans, and other strategies related to energy and climate change.
  • Technical advice about energy, including using equipment, energy policies, grant availability, Solar PV and battery storage.