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Free solar for some Eurobodalla homes

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Eurobodalla has been selected as a trial site for a NSW Government program that is getting solar onto the roofs of low-income homes.

Eurobodalla Council’s sustainability coordinator said the show of interest at Narooma’s recent Renewable Energy Expo indicated the appetite of shire’s residents for renewable power.

“We’ve been doing our bit at Council to reduce emissions,” Mr Shorter said, “with over 760kW of solar power installed across 30 sites”.

“Now low-income households across the shire can apply for a 3kW solar power system at no cost, it’s a great opportunity for households previously unable to afford solar to enjoy cheaper power bills.

“It’s only available to a limited number of households in specific regions across the state, so eligible residents should get in quick.”

Mr Shorter said there had been an increasing interest in solar.

“To be eligible for the program, householders will have to stop receiving the Low Income Household Rebate for 10 years,” he said.

“They will need to decide if the savings from solar outweigh the $285 annual electricity bill discount.”

For more information or to apply, visit the NSW Government Energy Saver website.