All homes in Canberra’s newest suburb will have solar PV installed – and over a token amount of capacity. Denman Prospect will be Australia’s first suburb to get solar panels installed on every household, with each home to have a minimum 3kW system.
Approximately 4,200 households are supposed to be built in the Canberra suburb located in the west, with every solar system producing about 4,146kW of renewable electricity every year; cutting carbon emissions of around 3.7 tonnes every year.
“By encouraging best building practices and creating environmentally friendly homes, Denman will become a leading suburb in sustainability,” says the company responsible for the development, Capital Estate Developments.
“The landscaping and urban design will make it easy to conserve water and energy.”
Over 1.4 million homes in Australia presently have solar panels on their roofs, with a penetration rate of 15% across all Australian households, rising up to over 60% in some regions.
Top 10 Postcodes for Solar PV penetration
- 5117 Angle Vale SA 65%
- 6437 Leinster, Sir Samuel WA 65%
- 2769 The Ponds NSW 64%
- 4516 Elimbah QLD 58%
- 6171 Baldivis WA 57%
- 3978 Cardinia, Clyde, Clyde North Vic 57%
- 5235 Cromer, Edin Valley, Flaxman Valley, Mount Pleasant, Springton, Taunton SA 53%
- 5120 Buckland Park, Virginia SA 53%
- 5480 Appila, Laura, Stone Hut SA 52%
- 4511 Godwin Beach, Ningi, Sandstone Point QLD 51%
With 100% solar penetration, Denman Prospect will set a new solar standard for Australian homes.It’s not the first time Canberra has demonstrated itself as a clean energy trailblazer, with the Australian Capital Territory recently aiming at 100% renewable energy by 2025.