3. Green up our home energy:
- Before we bought our house and were able to get solar panels on our roof, as a first step I made sure we had 100 percent green power at our apartment through our electricity provider. You can find out how your company ranks on its renewable power mix and carbon emissions, or choose a higher ranking one, via the Australian Green Electricity Guide, (which is due to be updated in early 2022). The guide allows you to check rankings for companies within your home state, as well as Australia wide.
- Get solar panels! They aren’t that expensive these days! One of our supporters told us, they got a 6.38 kW system on our roof through a Queensland based company, otiPower. This system is the largest you can get on a residential property with a single phase power setting. It cost around $5000. They typically use 10 kW a day of electricity and they've noted sunny summer days where their solar panels pumped out 18 kW!