Despite the Australian Government's commitment to achieve 20 per cent renewable energy nationwide by 2020, many Australians feel this figure is not enough for the country to truly combat climate change and reduce its greenhouse emissions. A new organisation is encouraging Australians to spread the message about renewable energy in their communities, focusing on technologies such as solar panels.
Recent disasters such as bushfires have led to a growing interest in the dangers of climate change in Australia, and combined with factors such as the rising cost of electricity from traditional sources, this has made renewable energy increasingly appealing as an alternative and a way for Australians to reduce their carbon footprints.
This video offers an overview of the Repower initiative, which aims to demonstrate to the government that thousands of Australians are committed to a clean energy future. Through activities and promotions, members of communities are raising funds to repower their favourite cafes, theatres, sports clubs, bars and other venues using solar power and other renewable energy systems.
The technology to repower Australia with renewable energy already exists in the form of solar panels, wind farms and other solutions, but such measures require higher investment from the government to make them more affordable for the average household or business start-up.
To find out more about residential solar energy in Adelaide or to arrange supply and installation of affordable solar panels made from quality imported parts, contact Great Solar on (08) 7070 1730.