Solar Citizens

SOLAR CITIZENS

Solar Citizens is an independent, community-based organisation bringing together millions of solar owners and supporters to grow and protect solar in Australia.

Together, we take action to protect the rights of millions of Australians with solar to cut bills, create clean power and take energy generation back into our own hands.

 

Going Solar?

Thinking of going solar? Here’s what you need to know to get started.

1.7 million Australian households have joined the rooftop revolution, cutting their bills and creating clean power.

Australia could do better. Find out what’s holding us back from a sun-powered future.

Solar Citizens is a people powered movement standing up for the rights of solar owners and sensible clean energy policies. See how we’re winning.

Latest Campaigns

Sign the petition for a fair price for solar

Right now, when rooftop solar owners sell their excess power back to the grid they receive around 11c/kWh. But the retail companies on-sell this same electricity to a neighbour for up to 32c/kWh (or 48c/kWh in South Australia!) that’s nearly three times the amount solar households get back. It’s daylight robbery. Big retailers, who also own the...

The Homegrown Power Plan

The Homegrown Power Plan, a joint project between GetUp! and Solar Citizens, shows how we can repower the country with 100% renewable power by 2030. How? By rebooting our failing electricity system, removing the roadblocks holding us back, and investing in the renewables boom. The plan also includes modelling conducted by researchers at the UTS Institute for Sustainable...

What's Happening


Latest

A fair price for rooftop solar? Try 10-18c/kWh by Jack Gilding  This article was originally published in Renew Economy. This is the first of a series of articles produced by the fair...

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Tenacious university students at Stucco, a low-income student housing cooperative in central Sydney, are setting a precedent for solar energy across Australia and worldwide. Thanks to these driven young people, their multi-unit...

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The revelation today that the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will lose $500million in funding is further evidence of the Coalition’s unrelenting ideological war on renewables. “ARENA is a critical engine for...

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