Solar my Strata


In 2020/21, Waverley Council piloted a Solar my Strata program to test ways to assist small strata buildings (2-40 lots) identify and implement viable rooftop solar power solutions, with independent advice and support.

The program offered:

  • Free expert solar feasibility assessment and report
  • Assistance to seek and compare quotes on  suitable system/s (by a consultant)
  • Financial incentive towards cost of system ($200/kW capped at $2000)
  • Presentations to Strata Committees/Strata stakeholders and advice throughout
  • Access to templates required for decision-making e.g. Solar By-Law, Special Resolutions
  • Capacity-building, educational and networking opportunities for  tenants/owners


  • Eight strata buildings participated and one installed Solar Power for individual lot use with environmental benefit a strong driver in these decisions
  • A further two buildings are considering whether to proceed with a Solar power installation
  • High up-front costs and strata decision making challenges were two key barriers to progressing solar projects
  • Council is now exploring other cost-effective ways to support rooftop solar for suitable buildings as well as options/models to provide access to renewable electricity for apartments, combined with energy efficiency education.

Case studies

For more information / ask a question

If you are interested in future rounds or other strata sustainability programs, please email to register interest.

Useful resources

Please see below for helpful presentations from our Solar for Apartment Buildings webinar held in June 2020.

Want more information?

Contact: The Second Nature team


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