Sunflower with solar background

Welcome to Inner West Community Energy, an independent community group formed by local people, keen to promote energy efficiency as well as renewable and solar energy in Sydney’s Inner West.

We provide practical advice, plans and solutions to individuals, businesses and community organisations who would like to install solar systems. Solar electricity is clean, it’s good for the climate, it promotes local jobs and it saves people money.

Our goal is to facilitate investments in community solar projects in the Inner West of Sydney and to support national community action on solar energy. We are also interested in finding ways to make solar more accessible to households on fixed or low incomes irrespective of whether they are a home-owner or a tenant.

If you want to go solar at home or you’re interested in investing in a community solar project, or if you would like to help build our group please feel free to get in touch with us. We are always happy to welcome new members.

We are a non profit association and we are not politically aligned.


“After two failed attempts at installing solar panels since 2013, we were very pleased to work with Gavin at Inner West Community Energy & Roland at Roland Lawrence Electrical. In reviewing our energy needs and the challenges, on site communication was excellent, we were kept well informed at all stages and the system was up & running very quickly. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the service to anyone else considering installing solar in the inner west.”

Mark Lucas, Leichhardt