Eco-savvy business – is that you?

Do you shop at eco-savvy businesses? Eco-savvy business is environmentally-sustainable business – business that operates in ways that, at best, benefit the environment and, at least, do minimal harm to it. Why do we need eco-savvy businesses? This planet is the only one we have! It’s not in anyone’s best…

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LED Downlight Replacement – FAQ

We are running an LED Downlight Bulk Buy. More details here: http://sunnyshire.org.au/sunny-shire-led-downlight-bulk-buy/ This post contains our Frequently Asked Questions & Answers. How Much can I save?  As always, the answer to this is: it depends. Converting an Downlight from a 50 Watt Halogen to a 10W LED saves 40W rate of…

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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,…

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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….

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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…

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Freeways to nowhere

Sutherland Shire Environment Centre always has and will continue to oppose the construction of a motorway through the Sutherland Shire. Such a development would not only be a waste of NSW taxpayer funds (we believe that good planning policies and public transport are a better response to increasing population), but…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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