TUESDAY 26 FEBRUARY, 2013 |
Summer Solar BBQ's Celebrate The Power Of The Sun
The weekend saw a series of BBQ's organised by 100% Renewable to celebrate the
popularity of solar in various towns and suburbs.
As well as a celebration, Australia's first ever Summer Solar BBQ served
to raise awareness of the benefits of going solar.
"Still many politicians, journalists and the public still don't know about the million-plus solar homes, the plummeting cost of solar systems and the role that rooftop panels can play in reducing electricity
bills," states the 100%
Solar owners across the country cranked up their barbies and told their solar stories to media and politicians, family and friends.
Events were held in the following locations:
Highgate Hill, QLD
South Brisbane, QLD
Dulwich Hill, NSW
Alice Springs, NT
St Mary's, SA
Albert Park, VIC
published on the day by 100% Renewable states Australia's solar capacity has doubled on average every year for the last 5 years.
"We now have a 2,200 megawatt power station on our roofs generating power at the most important time of the day," it states. "This is equivalent to three medium sized coal fired power plants".
A 1kW system now costs between a third and a quarter of what it did in 2008
says the group and ordinary Australians are one of the biggest renewable energy investors in the country, with $8 billion of household money invested in solar.
The nation's love affair with solar has also generated significant employment,
with more than 1 in 1000 jobs in Australia associated with solar PV.
100% Renewable is a community initiated campaign working to build community and political support for renewable energy.
It is non-partisan and not affiliated with any political party.
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