Inner West Community Energy
Inner West Community Energy
Inner West Community Energy
Inner West Community Energy
Inner West Community Energy

Inner West Community Energy

 

Inner West Community Energy came together at the end of 2017, through mutual concern about climate change. The group was frustrated at the lack of action at a government level and determined to do whatever they could do make a difference.

Research revealed that Inner West Sydney, despite being an environmentally aware community has a very low uptake of solar. This seemed like an important issue to address. IWCE developed a system to provide practical advice to anyone wanting to go solar, connecting them with trusted installers and helping them work through the often-confusing questions that arise around installing solar.

Numerous inner west households have now been assisted and IWCE has learnt a lot about solving the types of problems that commonly arise for households in the area. Through community fund raising, IWCE has also installed a large scale community-owned solar array on the roof of sustainable restaurant, Acre Eatery. This is now up and running, delivering green power for 25% of Acre's electricity needs and providing an income stream to power more community energy projects in the Inner West.