ACT project to help low-income households install solar

The ACT Government is rolling out a program that will allow low-income households to receive funding to install solar in their homes.

Eligible households are invited to register their interest throughout he ACT Government, as part of a four-year pilot.

ACT Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Simon Corbell, suggested the program would help low-income Canberran’s bring down the cost of their electricity bill, as well as do their part for the environment.

“This program will assist people who want to do their part by investing in renewable energy for their home but need a hand because of their circumstances,” Mr Corbell said.

The ACT currently has one of the most ambitious emissions reduction schemes in the country, with a target of 100% renewables by 2050.

The project is an Actsmart Household initiative, and will be run in conjunction with ACT Housing, community welfare organisations, and no-interest loan providers.

It is expected to be launched in late 2016 or early 2017.

Those interested in registering for the program can email actsmart@act.gov.au or call Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

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