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Solar CityŽ is dedicated to assisting towns, cities and city regions in fully integrating renewable energy technologies, as well as energy conservation and efficiency measures, in order to achieve globally sustainable greenhouse gas emission levels and lower reliance on fossil fuel. It is based on methods developed for this purpose, using international best practice as guidance.

Solar CityŽ is an Australian registered trademark and has traded since 1999 for a range of solar and other renewable energy related research and advisory services. 

Clients served by 
Solar CityŽ include the International Energy Agency; the Canberra Investment Corporation/ Manidis Roberts Pty Ltd; Knox City; Baptist Community Services/ Peter McFadyen Pty Ltd; the Commonwealth Science, Industry and Research Organisation; the Satterley Property Group; GroupGSA among others.

Solar CityŽ services also encompass:
  • Scientific research including research into its practical applications;
  • urban research including research into its practical applications;
  • urban design, planning and development planning;
  • scientific and urban strategic advisory services;
  • energy impact evaluation;
  • research into energy techniques and technology including research into their practical application;
  • greenhouse gas research;
  • provision of on-line information; and
  • related international collaboration including publications.
** We are a member of the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN)**


STAR stands for Space, Time and Renewables. The STAR Energy Model is an affordable and reliable system to determine a community, city or region’s capacity for energy independence based on local renewable resources. Communities benefit from the information generated by the STAR Energy Model by easily building scientifically quantified scenarios for a secure, sustainable and prosperous future.

Read our books
Climate Design

Climate change and dwindling global resources are challenging the professional practice, demanding new design and planning approaches that achieve more with less. This rich volume for designers, architects, planners, policy makers and academics alike explores the current paradigm shift and illustrates how new thinking can convert investments in urban infrastructure, land use and development into resilient and enduring support systems for human and environmental prosperity.
100 Percent Renewable

Current practice, projects and plans for companies, individuals, communities, cities and countries determined to be entirely independent from fossil fuel and nuclear power. For more information and to order click
Urban Energy Transition: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Power

This compendium of 28 chapters presents perspectives that are both local and international in scope and relevance: perspectives from 18 countries in both the developed and developing world. For more information and to order click here.
The Renewable City: A comprehensive guide to an urban revolution

This is a guide to an unprecedented urban transformation, squarely focused on action. It is built on successful urban sustainability trends, emerging infrastructure directions, renewable energy applications and related new approaches to urban planning and the design of cities. For more information and to order click here.

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