Solar Cities

Call to Magnetic Islanders to complete energy surveys


1 November 2007

Ergon Energy’s Solar City Community Engagement Manager Julie Heath is reminding Magnetic Island residents and business owners they now have the chance to join the Solar Suburb transformation by completing the survey they will soon receive in the mail and returning this by November 16, 2007.

“Once Magnetic Islanders have completed and returned their surveys Ergon Energy will contact them to arrange a free energy assessment of their home or business and discuss with them the suitability of their property to host a solar PV system,” Ms Heath said.

“The Townsville: Queensland Solar City project will run for seven years and will showcase a number of initiatives across Townsville, including Ergon Energy’s ‘Solar Suburb’ on Magnetic Island, Townsville City Council’s Citisolar program and sustainable property initiatives led by Delfin Townsville, HIG Riverway and Cafalo Pty Ltd.

“Ergon Energy will focus on Magnetic Island, which will become the ‘Solar Suburb’ within the Solar City. About 500 PV systems and 1700 smart meters will be installed and 1700 energy audits conducted on homes and businesses on Magnetic Island,” she said.

Surveys can be accepted after the closing date – but the sooner people return their surveys, the sooner they can receive their free energy assessment.

For more information, or a copy of the survey, please email Solar City Community Engagement Manager Julie Heath or phone 0408 862 520.

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