Learn benefits of solar power

‘Our power bill less instantly’

WITH more than 9,000 homeowners already “reaping the benefits” of making the switch to solar energy, Canterbury-Bankstown Council is encouraging more residents to go ‘green’.
To continue the council’s push to solar, the team at The Australian Energy Foundation will return for the fifth year in a row for an information session offering support and assistance to residents looking to turn to solar energy.
Padstow resident Tony Finneran installed solar panels on the family home three years ago and said if residents wanted to reduce power costs, they should get on board.
“Our house is expensive to run, with a heated pool, air-conditioning and a heater, the bills were excessive,” he said.
“The return of investment is said to be up to eight years, however we saw an immediate reduction in power costs.
“The long term gain not only involves saving money, it also benefits future buyers and contributes to improving the environment.”
Mayor Khal Asfour says council is trying to normalise the process, which is why he encourages residents looking to go ‘green’ to attend the solar and battery information session on Wednesday, March 11, at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club.
“They can learn anything from how solar and battery storage works, to finding the right system and supplier for their home,” he said.
“It’s important that we all look at how we can use energy more sustainably now and in the future.”
For more information on the solar and battery information session, visit