Solar power target
Promises for lower electricity bills, reduced emissions
A PROJECT in Myrtleford to encourage more households to install solar panels and associated equipment has just been launched.
Branded ‘Radiant Power Myrtleford’ it is hoped that the affordable pricing and quality product support from accredited installer Bright and District Electrical Services will motivate people to make the move towards renewable energy.
Radiant Power Myrtleford is targeting an area stretching from Eurobin to Whorouly and promises lower electricity bills and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
The target is to install at least 100 systems during the offer period thereby increasing the number of homes in the area with solar power to 30 per cent.
The long-term goal is then to reach 100 per cent renewable energy and energy sovereignty by 2030.
The prices currently on offer extend to December 31 with the overall promotion ending March 31, 2019.
Project coordinator Noel Stone said that a recent announcement by the Victorian Government offering a 50 per cent rebate on the cost of a so- lar PV system, up to a maximum rebate of $2,225 made the Radiant Power Myrtleford offer even sweeter.
“The details on how to apply are now online at www. solar.vic.gov.au,” he said.
“The basic rules about property value and salary limits should not deter too many people.”
Locals will also have the option to apply to WAW Credit Union’s Myrtleford branch for finance available under their Green and Solar Loans offer, which is subject to standard lending criteria.
“If they choose this option it must be approved and finalised before the installation commences,” Mr Stone said.
“Solar technology is evolving at a great rate and will soon see the launch of Indigo Power which will be owned by the local North East community, taking the power from the giant energy retailers.
“It will support local renewable energy projects such as Radiant Power Myrtleford and allow communities to set up mini-grids where houses with solar panels and batteries share electricity between households.”
Full details can be viewed on the Radiant Power Myrtleford Facebook page.
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