People Powered - Solar Citizens

Our Campaign Victories!

Solar Citizens is a people powered movement standing up for the rights of solar owners and campaigning for sensible clean energy policies. The organisation was started on the understanding that if the millions of solar owners and supporters in Australia stand together, we can be powerful. Here's how we're winning...

WON! Protect the Renewable Energy Target

More than 28,000 Australians signed this petition and in August 2014 we delivered it in Canberra to Coalition MPs Sarah Henderson and Warren Entsch.

The Abbott Government wanted the Target axed entirely, but by joining together and running a strong campaign, Solar Citizens across the country saved the Small Scale Renewable Energy Scheme and defended the bulk of the Renewable Energy Target.

We saved the small-scale component of the Renewable Energy Target

WON! SA Power Networks: drop the solar penalty

Almost 3000 Solar Citizens signed the petition and Adelaide volunteers letterboxed thousands of solar homes. Now, the Australian Energy Regulator has rejected SA Power Network's application to charge unfair fees to solar owners. But the fight isn't over - SAPN has appealed the regulator's decision in the Federal Court, read more here. It's still incredibly important to keep the pressure on, so keep signing and sharing! 

Find out more and sign the petition to drop the solar penalty

WON! Keep Queensland the Sunshine State

Queensland has long been known as Australia's sunshine state, but recent recommendations to the government could see QLD's 300,000 solar homes slugged with new charges of $200 a year that would penalise them for going solar. These measures would undermine the multi-billion dollar investment ordinary Queenslanders have made in solar systems.

We stopped QLD solar penalties

WON! South Australian Solar at Risk

The South Australian government is considering cutting the payment made to solar owners for the energy they provide to the grid. This would force solar to deal directly with big power companies, who have no interest in providing a fair price for solar. Submissions are now open for a review of the feed-in tariff program, and now is our time to have our voices heard on why the South Australian government can’t let the big retailers control solar payments in SA.

We provided over 1,400 submissions to ensure a fair price in SA

WON! Barnett's Massive Solar Betrayal

The WA Government has revealed that it intends to slash the feed-in tariff rate which will impact 75,000 WA households that installed solar from mid 2010-2011. This is an arbitrary and deeply unfair decision, targeting ordinary families - a blatant grab for cash by the WA government. The Barnett Government is betraying solar owners and turning its back on people who are taking the right steps for our energy future.

In just 96 hours, we reversed the Barnett Government's decision