Our local community groups are vital to the Cowper Electorate.
That’s why the Coalition Government is supporting our local community organisations to be more energy efficient, reducing emissions and lowering their power bills so they can continue to support our local community.
A $5 million Solar Communities Program will provide grants of up to $12,500 for eligible community organisations for small-scale solar and battery projects. This is part of our $50 million investment in the Energy Efficient Communities Program.
We know that community groups struggle under the weight of high power prices. That’s why we’re taking strong steps to ensure they get the practical support that they need to reduce their energy use without reducing productivity.
Grants could be used to fund new solar PV, solar hot water and battery systems. Solar systems can generate electricity during the day and the battery systems can store electricity to run lights, refrigeration and air conditioning systems into the evening.
Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open and should be returned to my office by 28 March 2019.
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For more information about the Solar Communities Program, please contact my office on 02 6652 6233.