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.
Australia has the highest average solar radiation per square metre of any continent in the world. For our government to choose to ignore this abundant, clean natural resource in favour of fossil fuels is a travesty. Between solar thermal, Solar PV, and other technologies like wind, there is no reason why all of Australia's electricity can't be 100% renewable in the near future. Only vested interests and inertia stand in the way!
I'm standing up for solar because I don't get to vote or choose what happens to our planet. I rely on you humans to keep me safe. Anyway, with the money my people save with their solar installation with battery storage they can buy lots of treats for me!! I want that for doggies everywhere.
It was with great pleasure that Cairns Climate Action Network (CCAN) partnered with Solar Citizen to hold Australia's first Stand up for Solar Shindig. On the day Event Manager Andy Mack interviewed Rob Pyne MP, Member for Cairns, about Solar Energy, Climate Change and Sea Level Rise. CCAN is pleased to confirm that Mr Pyne is actively working toward Climate Change mitigation through the promotion of Solar Energy.
Photo by Jennifer Frei
Tracie and the team sent this photo through to their Local MP Bob Baldwin t let him know they're standing up for solar, and he should too.
Australia has so much more potential for solar energy. We are way behind on large scale solar, and many more people want rooftop solar at home. We need clear policies to help renters, unit owners and low-income families as well as companies to play their part in reducing - even eliminating - our greenhouse gas emissions.
Standing up for solar for many reasons - an industry of the future with many job and business opportunities. Clean energy for our future. All those great researchers, inventors, designers of the new and continually improving technology need to know that we appreciate their efforts to problem solve and come up with solutions that are environment/planet/human friendly but still allow a great standard of living for us. Energy from the sun makes so much sense and it really is a beautiful way to live.