Full house for Repower Penrith Launch
Wednesday 30 July: Tuesday night saw Solar Citizens launch a new campaign to Repower Penrith with clean energy, with a packed room at the bowls club attended by fifty local residents.
“Penrith is clearly ready for their politicians to lift their game and start delivering clean, affordable energy for everyone,” says Kristy Walters, community organiser at Solar Citizens.
“Penrith is a key battleground for the state election and it’s clear that residents here see solar as the solution to rising power bills.
“The launch was just the beginning with attendees signing up to survey across Western Sydney to get everyone’s views on what needs to be done so everyone can access the benefits of rooftop solar.
“Solar supporters will be out and about in Penrith, talking to voters and delivering the sunny message to local MPs.
“Close to 5,000 houses and small businesses in Penrith have rolled up their sleeves and put solar on their roof, but there’s a lot more empty roofs that could be producing clean, cheap power.
“We need the state government to address the barriers that get in the way of people who rent, live in apartments or simply can’t afford the upfront cost of solar to enable them to make the most of Australia’s abundant sunshine,” said Ms Walters.