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Coffs Coast leads Australia in turn to solar and renewables

Coffs Harbour businesses and households are leading the nation in the take-up of renewable and solar energy.
Coffs Harbour businesses and households are leading the nation in the take-up of renewable and solar energy. Rob Wright

COFFS Harbour residents have been named as leading the nation in using solar energy to power their homes.

The Climate Council has announced that a staggering 39 per cent of all Coffs Harbour households or businesses have installed rooftop solar PV systems.

Council chief executive Amanda McKenzie said that across Australia, 1.1 million home owners and residents have installed solar systems to reduce their power prices and their impact on the environment.

"Coffs Harbour is embracing renewable energy at a staggering rate," Ms McKenzie said.

"It is out in front leading the nation in solar uptake and it's great to see residents are taking matters into their own hands, taking control of their power bills and reducing carbon emissions at the same time."

Trending data shows 15,000 new solar PV systems are installed each month across the country and in Queensland a quarter of all households are now solar homes.

"Clean energy such as wind and solar PV is getting cheaper every year," Ms McKenzie added.

"Coffs Harbour households already know that renewables make sense economically and environmentally.

"Now it's time for the rest of the country to catch up."

Topics:  climate council renewable energy



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