BRIMBANK COMMUNITY SOLAR PROGRAMS

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Brimbank City Council is making it easier for residents to install solar power and save money on their electricity bills. It’s important for our residents to be able to access good value solar systems through two Council – endorsed initiatives – the Solar Savers program and Positive Charge solar program.

Under the Solar Savers program, pensioner householders will have the opportunity to install a solar system with no upfront costs. Participating households will gradually pay for their panels with a low-interest bank loan over 10 years.

At the same time, power bill savings will more than cover the cost of loan repayments. The Solar Savers model means householders will be at least $100 ahead at the end of each year.

Brimbank Council has also partnered with independent energy experts Positive Charge, part of not-for-profit organisation, the Moreland Energy Foundation, to offer all residents access to affordable solar energy systems via a carefully vetted set of suppliers. Council is taking the complexity and confusion out of going solar. They’ve done the hard work of finding safe, reliable and trusted services through delivering these two innovative programs.

Solar Savers is provided exclusively to pensioner householders. The program helps organise the installation of a quality solar system from a trusted installer. The Positive Charge program is offered to all Brimbank residents to help simplify the purchasing and installation of a solar system.

The Victorian Government has unveiled a plan to expand the installation of residential renewable energy upgrades in the state. The program is designed to promote solar PV and solar hot water installations. From August 19, households can receive rebates of up to $2,250 and $1,000 on solar PV and solar hot water systems, respectively.

For more information email environment@brimbank.vic.gov.au or call 9249 4000.

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