The Northern Beaches produces approximately two million tonnes of C02 a year, with electricity consumption responsible for 56% of that. There are signs that our community has already begun to embrace renewable energy, but collectively we need to do more.

To date our community has installed 13,000 individual solar installations (~70MW), which is a reduction of over 65,500 tonnes of carbon emissions each year (according to the Australian PV Institute [APVI]). This is the equivalent of over 20,300 cars off the road per year!

Council has set an ambitious target of “50% of suitable premises with solar panels installed by 2030”. Our target will not only dramatically reduce emissions, it has the potential to reduce your energy bill too.

A household with a 10kW solar system can save more than $1650 per year on their energy bill (APVI, 2021)

Further questions? Send an email to or call our partner the Australian Energy Foundation on 1300 23 68 55 to provide you with independent energy advice you can trust.

Five steps to installing solar

Thinking about solar? Work your way through the five step process to installing solar.

Getting a solar quote

This information will help your supplier design a suitable and economical solar system for your home and provide you with an accurate quote.

Solar Conversations

If you've worked your way through the steps and still have questions, book an appointment with Council staff for a free Solar Conversation!


SunSPoT is a great tool to help you calculate how much electricity and money a Solar PV system could save your home or business. 

Solar FAQs

Find out the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions on all things solar!

Solar glossary and useful links

Find out what the various solar words mean in easy to understand language, plus a list of resources to help you!