Eligible NSW residents will be offered a free rooftop solar system and installation, saving them around $300 each year on their energy bills.
Up to 3000 low income households will be provided with a 3-kilowatt rooftop solar system valued at $4000 per installation, as part of a $15 million commitment from the NSW Government to reduce the impact of high energy prices.
Recipients will be selected from five regions across the state for the trial, including the Central Coast, North Coast, South Coast, Sydney-South and the Illawarra-Shoalhaven areas.
Eligible applicants must meet criteria that includes owning their home in a selected region, having a valid Pensioner Concession or a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card, and opting out of the Low Income Household Rebate for 10 years.
NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean said the NSW Government is committed to reducing emissions and acting on climate change, while also ensuring affordable and reliable energy for the people of NSW.
“Through the Solar for Low Income Households trial, we will unlock the environmental and economic benefits of clean energy for more homes in NSW,” Mr Kean said.