Who is the Solar Alliance?

Solar Alliance is a collaboration between Clean Energy for Eternity – Northern Beaches (CEFE NB) and Zero Emissions Sydney North (ZESN)

We bring together community volunteers, local businesses, local media and local government, all seeking to make Powerhouse Brookvale a reality

Powerhouse Brookvale

How it works

Solar Champions

Solar Champions are local businesses who have already installed solar, offering their experience to help others. Solar Champions are leaders, modelling how to align business values with a new generation of ethical consumers, and communicating their enthusiasm for new technology and its role in business. Are you a champion?

Solar Ambassadors

Solar Ambassadors  are volunteers trained to facilitate solar installations from feasibility to quote to financing, installation and celebration. Many of our ambassadors are retired engineers. They are passionate about sustainability and excited by the potential of renewable energy. Is this you?

Roof Partners

Roof Partners — AKA ‘naked roofs’ — are businesses without solar panels on their roof who are interested in finding out how solar could work for them. Is that you? No commitment required, just a coffee with one of our ambassadors or a phone call with one of our champions. We’ll take it from there. Try us.

Our Solar Champions

Meet some of the businesses who have already joined the renewable energy revolution.

Colormaker Industries

“We couldn’t believe how much of a no brainer installing solar turned out to be. If we’d known before we would have done it years ago.” 

4 Pines Brewing

“We wanted to bring our community along on our renewable energy journey, so we made our on-site 100KW solar community-funded with the help of  Pingala and ClearSky Solar Investment.”

Lifestyle Working

“There’s been a shift in community expectations and business demands towards sustainable buildings.”

Our Solar Ambassadors

Meet some of our volunteers

Christina Kirsch

Christina is consultant organisational psychologist and a long standing campaigner on environmental issues. She founded the Northern Beaches Chapter of Clean Energy for Eternity, served as an elected councillor on Warringah Council from 2008-2012 and is co-founder of Clearsky Solar Investments.

Warren Yates

After a career in electrical engineering, radio astronomy and  academia, and a stint as an elected representative in local government, Warren is now a sustainability champion. He is the treasurer of Clean Energy for Eternity. 

Kylie Hitchman

Kylie is a registered psychologist and clinical supervisor specialising in systemic therapy and ecopsychology. She is also a long-standing activist for environmental sustainability, a director of Clearsky Solar Investments and a facilitator for OzGreen’s Environmental Education program ‘Youth Leading the World’. 

Solar Alliance Launch
The team with Craig Reucassel at the Solar Alliance launch

Being a Solar Ambassador for Solar Alliance provides a unique opportunity to be part of this incredible vision,  be involved with an amazing group and to leverage my knowledge and experience as a researcher of solar + storage and clean energy transitions.

Margaret Page, Solar Ambassador