Free Rooftop Solar Panels For Low-income Households

Free rooftop solar panels will be offered for up to 3,000 low-income households in New South Wales, Australia.

The plan, funded by the Australian government, will reduce electricity bills by more than $300 a year, according to the Department of Environment and Energy.

The test facility, worth approximately $4,000 each, will be available in five regions: Central Coast, North Coast, South Coast, Sydney-South and Illawarra-Shoalhaven.

To participate in the program, applicants must have their own home, a valid pension award card or a gold card from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and choose not to participate in reimbursement for low-income families for 10 years.

The government has budgeted $15 million to reduce the impact of high energy prices and the plan is part of its determination to cut emissions and fight climate change, Energy Minister Matt Kean said Tuesday.

For low-income households, the cost of purchasing and installing a solar photovoltaic system on their roof can be prohibitive, which is why we have organized this pilot test so that more of these homeowners can take advantage of the savings offered by generating solar energy on rooftops.

Matt Kean, Minister of Energy.

In addition to the potential savings on bills, adding up to 3,000 extra rooftop solar systems will add more than eight megawatts of renewable capacity to help maintain a clean, affordable and reliable electrical grid.

Matt Kean, Minister of Energy.

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