Australians love their solar - there's over 5 million of us living under a solar roof! So why not show that love with a solar selfie? It's a great way for decision-makers to put a face to some of those 5 million solar-owners, and the millions more who support getting clean energy from the sun.
Taking a selfie?
- Click to download and print the "Stand Up For Solar" Pledge Card
- Hold the pledge card proudly and snap your selfie
- Upload your photo below
Taking a group photo?
- Click to download and print a copy of the "Stand Up For Solar" group declaration sign
- Get your group together - perhaps it's your family, neighbours or colleagues
- Write the name of your group in the space provided e.g. "The Jones Family", "Ramsay Street" or "Coffee Bean Cafe"
- Hold the sign up proudly and snap your photo
- Upload your photo below
Can't log in? You may need to create an account - it's easy and should only take a couple of minutes. Alternatively, try logging in using facebook or twitter. If you have any trouble, email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, suburb, postcode and why you're standing up for solar.
Solar makes sense. These children are inheriting a world that has to be managed in an enlightened way. Solar research into efficiencies and smart use is only starting. It needs funding.
Mark and Miranda held a sunny Sunday Solar Shindig in the electorate of Kooyong.
I'm standing up for Solar because the energy distributor in my area (Singapore Power owned Ausnet Services) penalises its customers for installing solar, in part to avoid the need to upgrade its aging infrastructure to return energy to the grid. I investigated going solar PV to help the planet but, if I did, my weekday kWh power cost would have gone up 26% (when taken off my flat rate and put on their absurd 07:00-23:00 Mon-Fri "peak period") then charged $ hundreds to reconnect to the grid for a click a virtual switch. The privatisation of Victoria's energy industry is a consumer and environmental disaster.
Who gets my next election vote is contingent on taking climate change and the renewables sector (which is the new industrial revolution on which Australia is missing out due to Coal-ition governments) seriously.
Some of the most important reasons why I'm standing up for solar;
Because I want to live in a sustainable and healthy environment, and to stop the climate change from reaching catastrophic global warming. To safe the Great Barrier Reef and the Galilee basin from being destroyed by Adani's coal mine. Solar power is the future of clean energy, no digging, no CO2 emission, and it's everywhere I go. I love to see sun powered countries.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to make my voice count.
Seven years ago I had solar panels placed on the roof of my home at Augusta and at the same time, a hot water electric heat pump installed and since then I have not paid an electricity bill, in fact I've had money back. Financially, it is one of the best things I have done in my life. I have encouraged my children to do the same thing.
Port Stephens residents held a well attended Solar Shindig over the weekend and even made the local news! Read about it here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-20/port-stephens-residents-show-support-for-solar/6632316