Every now and then customers ask us about the Adelaide Solar City program.
The program was part of an Australian Government initiative in various locations around Australia creating new ways to save energy, increase the uptake of solar power systems while rewarding energy efficiency and generating more solar power.
It was to illustrate the benefits of becoming a greener and more sustainable country, both environmentally and economically.
While the Adelaide Solar City program has closed, Government rebates are still available to Adelaide homeowners and businesses looking to install solar power on residential or commercial properties.
It is currently unclear how long these rebates will continue to last so if you’re looking to invest in solar, time is of the essence.
Some results of the Solar City program
Some of the key benefits to the community resulting from the Adelaide Solar City program include.
- A total of 836 kW of solar PV system generation installed with an estimated energy generation of 1,247,000 kWh which saved around 1,072 tons of CO2-e per annum being released into the atmosphere.
- A total of 21,600 tons per year of greenhouse gas emissions has been saved from being released into the atmosphere.
- Over the life of the program, an estimated 68,600 tons of greenhouse gas emissions have been avoided through the distribution of energy efficiency packs and the adoption of GreenPower accredited products alone. Combined, these greenhouse gas emission offsets are equivalent to taking more than 17,000 cars off the road.
- The Business Energy Efficiency Program has provided participants with an estimated saving of $961,000 in financial benefits and a greenhouse gas emission offset of 5,980 tons per annum.
We only hope that one day Adelaide will be known as a world leader in both commercial and residential solar power uptake and solar electricity generation.