Town to contribute for solar
TOWN of Victoria Park businesses and residents are being encouraged to take advantage of a new local government partnership to reduce their carbon footprint and power bill.
According to the Clean Energy Council, Australian businesses with photovoltaic (PV) roof top solar systems collectively save about $64 million on power bills each year.
To encourage more use of renewable energy, Town of Victoria Park has joined forces with solar power company Clean NRG to offer discounts for installation of solar energy systems.
The partnership, known as the Switch your thinking program, makes residents eligible for a 15 per cent discount on households and a 20 per cent discount on businesses when purchasing from Clean NRG.
“I am proud the Town is able to be a part of this wonderful initiative, helping the community to save money, reduce emissions and combat climate change,” Mayor Trevor Vaughan said.
Roof top solar systems reduce reliance on fossil fuels while also reducing the amount of power a house purchases from the grid.
“It’s exciting to help families and businesses in the Town of Victoria Park to significantly reduce rising electricity bills,” Clean NRG managing director Craig Donohue said.
“Solar has never been more affordable with the price dropping 70 per cent since 2010 and current federal government incentives return about 30 per cent of the solar system’s cost to the buyer.”
Almost 15 per cent of Perth homes and 1 per cent of businesses have solar energy .
More at www.switchyourthinking.com.