Solar project cuts carbon emissions and energy bills

City West Housing has completed Phase 2 of a project to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at our suitable apartment buildings.

At a time when the cost of living in Australia continues to soar, particularly the cost of energy, many people including our residents are struggling to make ends meet.

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City West Housing has installed solar PV systems to another 5 buildings, which means nearly one third (31.4%) of our residents now has access to solar credits. This initiative should lead to an average annual energy saving of $323 per household, making us community housing industry leaders in transitioning our residents’ homes to cheaper, renewable energy.

City West Housing resident Alexis said, ‘Having solar in our building will not only help people financially but really help the environment as well.”

In recent years City West Housing has been employing different methods of retrofitting our older buildings with energy-saving technologies. Our partnership with solar pioneers Allume Energy was a game-changer for us. Their simple, low-cost SolShare solution is the world’s only hardware for sharing rooftop solar to apartments. The system will improve our residents’ ability to manage how they use power in their homes, helping to reduce carbon emissions and contributing to a greener planet.

Read about other ways we support our residents and contribute to a more sustainable planet on Our Impact page.

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