Solar panels on Australian suburban roof.
SOLAR SAVINGS: The Wagga Wagga community can now easily access information on solar with the launch of new State Government resources.


Renewable energy opportunities for our community

Published: 11 Apr 2024 12:42pm

Switching to solar is now a lot easier for the Wagga Wagga community with new, ready-to-use tools available in our local area.

On top of existing resources such as the SunSPOT tool which gives a personalised estimate on the cost and savings of installing solar panels to your home or business, there is now a free online Solar Consumer Guide which Council is encouraging residents to use.

Net Zero Emissions Project Officer Hemendra Chaudhary said the tool, introduced by the Australian Government, is designed to assist households and businesses in maximizing the benefits of solar and batteries.

“The guide will present a comprehensive breakdown about rooftop solar to the Wagga Wagga community, including both households and small businesses,” Mr Chaudhary said.

“The key objective of the guide is to assist consumers in selecting the most suitable rooftop solar system for their requirements and to make informed decisions with confidence.”

Net Zero Emissions Project Officer Hemendra Chaudhary in front of the Wollundry Lagoon in Wagga Wagga.
HELP DESK: Net Zero Emissions Project Officer Hemendra Chaudhary is holding a free Community Helpdesk on Tuesdays from 2.30pm-4.30pm to show people how to use available solar resources.

The guide provides step-by-step instructions on:

  • Understanding the financial benefits of solar energy
  • Installing, operating, and maintaining a new or existing system
  • Choosing a trustworthy solar retailer or installer
  • What details to check on solar installation quotes
  • What questions to ask a solar retailer or installer before installation

More details can be found on the NSW Government website.

“It’s definitely worth checking out the guide for anybody who is interested in solar. Combined with the SunSPOT tool that is featured in the guide, transitioning to renewable energy has never been easier,” Mr Chaudhary said.

“The free SunSPOT tool allows residents to check the suitability of their rooftop and find out what they might save if they install solar in their homes.

“There is also a Community Helpdesk provided by Council at the Wagga Wagga City Library on Tuesdays from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

Bookings are essential, but the service is free for anyone wanting a guided walkthrough on how to use available solar resources.”

You can register for a helpdesk session by calling 1300 292 442 or booking online via

Community Helpdesk

Council is holding a Community Helpdesk every Tuesday from 2:30pm - 4:30pm (with different timeslots available) at the Wagga Wagga City Library - Learning Space 3.

You can register by calling 1300 292 442 or book online.

Please make sure to bring your most recent electricity bill with you during the visit.