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New solar rebate promotes storage of renewable energy for households

18 May 2017

As part of its Sustainability Rebates Program, Council will launch its new solar battery rebate during Whitehorse Sustainable Living Week 2017 (running from 26 May – 8 June).

Whitehorse Councillor Bill Bennett said households that have installed a solar battery storage system in Whitehorse would now be able to apply for a rebate of $200, with one rebate per system.

“This is a practical incentive for those who want to embrace renewable energy. Council is determined that Whitehorse residents have help to implement such practices, and this is a key way to do this,” Cr Bennett said.

The solar battery rebate complements the existing solar photovoltaic (PV) rebate of $154 per solar PV system installed by households.

To apply for the rebate, households will need to complete an application form and provide relevant supporting documents, including proof of purchase for their battery system and a certificate of electrical safety.

The solar battery rebate will be effective from 30 May 2017. For more information, including the rebate claim form, visit www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Solar-Rebate.html

To learn more about solar power and battery storage, residents can attend a free workshop during Sustainable Living Week:

Solar Power and Battery Storage Solutions
When: Tuesday 30 May, 6.30pm-9pm
Where: Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
Bookings essential: visit solarbatteryworkshop.eventbrite.com.au or phone 9262 6159

Hear an independent solar expert discuss how the latest solar power and battery storage technology works and how to best evaluate which system is right for you. You can also visit stalls and talk to suppliers of solar-related products.

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