‘Solar gardens’ may be the answer for renters and apartment-dwellers locked out of renewable energy

ABC | Dec 13, 2021 at 10:46 PM
  • When Ash asked his property manager to pass on a request to the landlord to install solar panels at his Sydney rental, he knew it was a shot in the dark and probably going to fail.
  • One proposed solution to this is community solar energy gardens, where households can invest in a “plot” in a solar array elsewhere, and then get credits on their electricity bill.
  • The latest national Energy Consumer Sentiment Survey, commissioned by Energy Consumers’ Australia (ECA), suggests the idea is growing in popularity.