Save Energy at Home
Improving the energy efficiency of your home is an easy way to reduce your electricity and gas bills.
Making Solar Simple
Considering getting solar energy at your property?
Why not join the 113 Stonnington households who have signed up for solar through Council’s Making Solar Simple program since July 2017?
Council have partnered with independent energy experts, Positive Charge*, to provide the following;
Provide reliable and independent advice on the suitability of solar for you. Simply call Positive Charge on 9385 8555.
They can also source you an obligation-free quote from a carefully selected, reliable and reputable solar supplier, approved through the Clean Energy Council (CEC).
Simply request a quote here or call Positive Charge on 9385 8555.
Frequently Asked Questions
We've compiled a list of FAQs to provide you with more information on Council's 'Making Solar Simple' program. If you have further queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Council on 8290 1333. Making-Solar-Simple-FAQs.pdf(PDF, 80KB)
Supplier Selection Process
Positive Charge’s Supplier Selection process ensures participants access the best value products and services. All solar suppliers within the industry were invited to participate in the selection process, which was independently reviewed by the Alternative Technology Association. Positive Charge provides open and fair access to suppliers and meets procurement expectations for Council. For more information view Positive Charge Supplier Selection.pdf(PDF, 98KB)
Positive Charge have customer safeguards in place to avoid any problems arising for participants. For more information view Positive Charge Customer Safeguards.pdf(PDF, 376KB)
*Positive Charge is an initiative of Moreland Energy Foundation, established and supported by Moreland City Council. Since 2014, Positive Charge has partnered with the City of Stonnington to provide energy advice and support to local residents.
Measure your energy usage
The Power–Mate, available for loan from all Stonnington libraries, is a useful tool that measures how much energy an appliance uses in both operation mode and stand-by mode. It can help you to identify and reduce unnecessary energy use from your home and office. To borrow a Power-Mate, please contact your local library.
Energy efficiency in apartments
Smart Blocks is an online, interactive toolkit for apartment owners and managers to help save money by improving energy efficiency in the common areas of apartment buildings. Owner's corporation members can sign up to Smart Blocks for free and receive step-by-step project advice, case studies and business case templates, for improving the energy efficiency of your building.
Victorian Energy Saver
The Victorian Government's Energy Saver website offers a range of tools and information to help to you to reduce your energy bills, improve your home's efficiency and access energy efficiency discounts.
Sustainability Victoria's Handy Solar PV Guide
Want to reduce your household electricity bills? Consider installing a solar PV system to generate your own renewable energy. Sustainability Victoria has put together a handy guide for householders to help them understand the benefits of solar PV and make the right choice for their needs. Click here to view the guide.
Top tips for reducing energy around your home
- Switch off appliances at the wall when not in use. Standby power can account for 10 per cent of electricity consumption in a typical home, costing households up to $180 a year on their electricity bills.
- Set the thermostat of your fridge to the most efficient setting. Your fridge should be set at 3 to 5 degrees and your freezer at -15 to -18 degrees.
- Dry your clothes on a clothes line instead of using a clothes dryer whenever possible.
- Run your washing machine with full loads only.
- Keep the oven door closed. Every time you open the door, the temperature in the oven drops by 5 to 15 degrees.
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