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Caloundra Revealed as the Fourth Greenest Suburb in Australia

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Australia’s ‘Greenest’ Suburbs Revealed

 

As Australia continues its ambitious push towards sustainability, suburbs nationwide are emerging as leaders in renewable energy adoption. Solar Run, a leading renewable energy advocate and provider, has analysed publicly available data from the Clean Energy Council (CEC) to calculate the total number of solar installations in every Australian suburb between January 2020 and December 2023, offering a detailed look into the adoption of clean energy at a community level.

 

Victoria's Tarneit leads the charge with an impressive 2,177 solar installations, showcasing the suburb’s strong commitment to sustainable energy. Following closely is Box Hill in NSW, shining brightly with 2,152 installations.

 

Queensland also makes a significant mark on the renewable energy landscape. Winfield in the Bundaberg region stands out with 1,735 installations, turning heads with its substantial investment in solar power. Further down the coast, Caloundra and Mackay are not just known for their scenic beauty but also as pioneers in the solar movement, each boasting installations in the thousands.

 

Victoria’s Roxburgh Park and Queensland’s Maryborough demonstrate that suburban areas can transform rooftops into power stations, with 1,475 and 1,466 installations respectively. Meanwhile, Kellyville in NSW follows closely with 1,442 installations, further underscoring the widespread adoption of renewable energy across the nation.

 

"These findings are a testament to the growing momentum of renewable energy across Australia," says Anthony Kurta, Managing Director and CEO of Solar Run. "Communities are increasingly recognising the benefits of solar power, not just for the environment but also for economic resilience. Our report highlights the leaders in this green revolution and emphasises the importance of continued support and investment in clean energy."

 

Glen Ollerton, Director at MDP Architecture, also commented on the growing demand for energy-efficient homes: "The rising cost of living pressures are a concern for everyone in the community, including homeowners and the rental market. In particular, the rising energy costs bring into focus the immediate impact on people's financial landscapes. Keeping our homes warm, cool and lit is a staple requirement of every house. Clients are now asking, How can we reduce our energy bills? That is often the question that opens the door about sustainability and what it means to them and the environment."

 

Solar Run's analysis provides valuable insights for policy makers, industry stakeholders and the general public, encouraging a collaborative effort towards a more sustainable and energy-independent future. The report emphasises the need for ongoing support for renewable energy initiatives and the pivotal role of local communities in driving national progress.

 

Top 10 Greenest Suburbs in Australia in 2023

 

Tarneit 

Victoria 

2177 

Box Hill 

New South Wales 

2152 

Bundaberg 

Queensland 

1735 

Caloundra 

Queensland 

1651

Mackay 

Queensland 

1502 

Roxburgh Park 

Victoria 

1475 

Maryborough 

Queensland 

1466 

Kellyville 

New South Wales 

1442 

Toowoomba

Queensland 

1422 

10 

Werribee 

Victoria 

1363 

 

To access the full report and its findings, please follow this link.  

 

-ENDS-

 

For more information or to interview Anthony Kurta at Solar Run, please contact Georgia Madden at dpr@urdigital.com.au.

 


Key Facts:
  • Tarneit, Victoria is Australia's greenest suburb with 2,177 solar installations in 2023, showcasing its strong commitment to sustainable energy.
  • Box Hill, NSW follows closely with 2,152 installations.
  • Winfield, Queensland stands out with 1,735 installations, marking a significant investment in solar power.
  • Roxburgh Park, Victoria and Maryborough, Queensland have 1,475 and 1,466 installations respectively, demonstrating the transformation of suburban rooftops into power stations.
  • Kellyville, NSW further underscores widespread adoption with 1,442 installations.

About us:

Solar Run is an award-winning solar installation firm based in Melbourne, Victoria. Founded in 2016 and accredited by the Clean Energy Council (CEC) as a solar retailer, Solar Run supplies sustainable energy solutions to homes and businesses across Australia via an established network of franchisees. 

For more information on Solar Run, visit their website


Contact details:

For more information or to interview Anthony Kurta at Solar Run, please contact Georgia Madden at dpr@urdigital.com.au.

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