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 email@example.com with your name, suburb, postcode and why you're standing up for solar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!