Project Background

over 3 years ago
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In April and May this year, Council sought registrations of interest and feedback from residential occupants and landlords in a long-term payback solar panel scheme through a separate rates charge.

Under this Scheme, Council will fund the installation of solar panels on eligible residential properties through a quality assured, bulk purchased procurement process, and payments would be made over a long-term period through a separate rates charge.

Save money on energy bills with affordable solar!

We investigated a Solar Savers Scheme (Solar Savers) for tenant and low-income households that removes the up-front cost of solar panels. Under this proposed Scheme, Council would fund the installation of solar panel systems on eligible residential properties, and payments would be made over a long-term pay-back period through a separate rates charge. Solar Savers will be designed so that energy savings achieved will be greater than the repayments on the solar panel systems.

The information collected in the survey and registration of interest helped determine whether Solar Savers goes ahead; indicates the level of community interest in offering Solar Savers; informs eligibility criteria; and informs other initiatives to assist the community to save energy.

    We were also interested in better understanding our residential community’s views on rising electricity costs; concerns around use; energy use and health impacts associated with extreme heat; and barriers to accessing affordable renewable energy.

    View the Resident and Landlord Consultation Packs and FAQs (see below) before completing the Feedback and Registration of Interest Form below.

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      Online Live Q&A Session was held on the 27 April - please see the responses here: Online Q&A

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