Featured Idea

Australia's most energy efficient homes

A big idea by: Olivia Lanchester

Run an annual competition seeking Australia's net zero energy homes. Promote the prize winner(s) and ask them for best tips on energy efficiency, including the cost of solar technology and reduction of energy bills.

  1. Energy saving super heroes

    A big idea by: Kate Chaney

    A free service that visits your home, reviews your energy use and lifestyle and gives you the 10 best ways you can change your behaviour to reduce your energy use.

  2. Solar panel ownership

    A big idea by: Isabel Ashton

    Instead of a feed-in tarrif, power utilities should provide the capital outlay for solar panels (and therefore own them), with the site owner receiving a small discount on the service charge (not the usage charge).

  3. Street grants - to help with start up costs

    A big idea by: Alisha Filmer

    Provide grants to groups of homes within a street/community to enable those who want to install solar batteries and powerwalls have the ability to fund the start up costs, encouraging community connection.

  4. Australia's most energy efficient homes

    A big idea by: Olivia Lanchester

    Run an annual competition seeking Australia's net zero energy homes. Promote the prize winner(s) and ask them for best tips on energy efficiency, including the cost of solar technology and reduction of energy bills.

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