Greenbank Among Suburbs with Highest Percentage of Households with Rooftop Solar Installations

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The recently released Climate Council report has ranked Greenbank in Logan among the top Queensland suburbs for percentage of households with rooftop solar installations.

The Climate Council report released 7 August 2019 underscored how Queensland is leading the way in terms of rooftop solar installations, as Australia continues to embrace  renewable sources of energy, demonstrated by the soaring number of households with rooftop solar.

The Report stated that Queensland remains to be a leader in rooftop solar where 25 out of 34 Australian suburbs and towns with more than half of dwellings have rooftop solar installations, are Qld suburbs. 

Australian PV Institute reports that one third of all households in Qld have installed solar PV — almost 600,000 rooftop solar households, according to Clean Energy Regulator — outnumbering all other Australian states and territories. 

The Logan suburbs Greenbank, Boronia Heights, Lyons, and New Beith are collectively ranked 10th among the top Qld suburbs in terms of rooftop solar installations, with a total of 3,728 or 56.1 percent of total dwellings.

RankingPost CodeSuburb / TownRegionRooftop solar installations% of dwellings with rooftop solars*
14516ElimbahMoreton Bay92370.6%
24280Jimboomba, South and North MacleanLogan City3,47960.9 %
34270TamborineLogan City/Scenic Rim84659.6%
44553Diamond Valley, Mooloolah Valley, Glenview, PalmviewSunshine Coast1,27959.1%
54520Samford Valley, Cedar Creek, Enoggera ReservoirMoreton Bay2,06257.1%
64512Wamura, BracalbaMoreton Bay70656.7%
4156Burbank, MacKenzieSoutheast Brisbane58256.5%
84561Yandina, Maroochy River, North Arm, Yandina CreekSunshine  Coast1,52656.4%
94228Tallebudgera, Tallebudgera ValleyGold Coast96056.4%
104124Boronia Heights, Greenbank, Lyons, New BeithLogan City3,72856.1%
*excluding postcode with under 1,000 dwellings
Source: APVI 2019 / Climate Council of Australia Ltd 2019

In the decade of 2007 to 2016, Queensland incurred a total of  $11 billion yearly in economic cost due to extreme weather events such as heat waves and coastal flooding, making Qld the most vulnerable Australian state to climate change.

“The sun-drenched state of Queensland is making the most of an abundant natural resource.  Powering your house with the sun rather than fossil fuels is an incredibly powerful step in tackling climate change,” said the Climate Council’s CEO, Amanda McKenzie.