Low income households across the Terrigal electorate are being offered a free rooftop solar system and installation worth $4,000. Member for Terrigal, Mr Adam Crouch, said up to 3,000 households can benefit.
“The Central Coast has been chosen as one of five regions to be the first in NSW to benefit from this NSW Government initiative, ” Mr Crouch said.
“Buying and installing rooftop solar is expensive, which is why the NSW Government has commenced this trial to unlock more savings by using rooftop solar generation. “By installing these panels each household will reduce their energy bills by around $300 a year, ” he said.
Eligible applicants must have a valid Pensioner Concession Card or a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card and opt out of the Low Income Household Rebate for 10 years.
The Solar for Low Income Households trial provides eligible households with a 3 kilowatt rooftop solar system. Origin Energy is responsible for installing and supplying the solar systems.
Source: Media release, Oct 23 Ben Sheath, Office of Adam Crouch MP