Category Archive: Climate Change

Sunny Shire LED Downlight Bulk Buy

Many shire households have lots of downlights. They look great, but use lots of energy. So, we have created a Bulk Buy for replacing Halogen downlights with quality LEDs. LED is a revolutionary technology, often seeing reduction of 80-90% electricity usage compared to previous lighting systems. And at its best, LEDs provide better quality light, …

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Hot Water Heat Pump Bulk Buy

It’s time to maximise your solar, or go renewable if you can’t get rooftop solar. Introducing Sunny Shire’s Hot Water Heat Pump Bulk Buy: Sanden Hot Water Heat Pump with 315L stainless steel tank Supply & Installation by Hot Water in a Hurry (Plumbing Company based in Illawong) $3,999 incl. GST 6 year warranty on …

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Solar Bulk Buy Case Studies – Stories of big savings!

This post will be updated as we hear new stories from those who got solar from the Sunny Shire bulk buys and are saving big. Please get in touch to share your story – info@sunnyshire.org.au Some people in the community are still skeptical whether solar works, whether it saves money and reduces energy bills and …

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Bulk Buy 3 Registration, Prices and FAQ

This page contains details and frequently asked questions for Sunny Shire’s Rooftop Solar Bulk Buy 3, which started in early 2018. Our bulk buys 1 and 2 have seen over 45 households install solar during 2017/18, with a total capacity of over 520kW. These households are now enjoying significant reductions in their electricity bills and …

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Progress Post: Sunny Shire Community Solar Bulk Buy

This is a standing post that we will update as we go capturing the progress of our bulk buys. Bulk Buy 1 launched in Bundeena in May 2017, and resulted in 37 households getting solar installed adding to 203kW (around 650 solar panels). We were not ready for all the interest in BB1, particularly after …

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5 Things you should do before getting a battery

In April last year, we got 7.8kW of solar with a Solar Edge inverter, including consumption monitoring. In November, we got a 9.3kWh LG Chem battery. From this experience, we have learned a lot from the benefits of solar and independently, batteries, and think there is a lot you should do prior to making the …

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A new community energy campaign

Sunny Shire is a new community energy campaign in the Sutherland Shire. We want to help the Sutherland Shire community get the benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency such as cost savings, self-reliance, resilience and lower impact on our environment. How will we do this? We hope to kick start many activities that enable …

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Sydney bus campaign urges consumers to go vegan

A provocative advert by the Vegan Society of NSW on metro bus routes throughout Sydney asks people to rethink their eating choices in the run up to Christmas ‘Why love one and eat the other?’ This is the question Sydneysiders are being asked to consider as they make preparations for their holiday season dinner and …

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Coal Reality

Coal and CSG mining are destroying precious wetlands and damaging our drinking water catchment, as Stuart Khan showed a full house at our Coal Reality meeting last night. They’re also *losing* money as the world shifts to renewable energy, as Tim Buckley explained. Yet our governments still subsidise these old polluting industries …while taking their …

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Sutherland Climate Action Network

Sutherland Climate Action Network (Sutherland CAN, or SCAN) is a group of Sutherland Shire residents deeply concerned about the threat climate change poses to our world, and to the future faced by our children and grandchildren. We formed in 2007 to help raise awareness and promote action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our area …

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