Time to Talk Solar

There will be two opportunities to ‘talk solar’ with the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy team at events in the Swan Hill municipality on 18 and 19 August.

Farmers and householders can find out about grants for ‘going solar’ at the Mallee Almond Blossom Festival on 18 August. Festival goers can drop by Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy stall to chat about solar and battery storage for their home, farm or other type of business – and enter a prize draw for a Google Home Mini.

For those wanting to go in-depth, there will also be an information meeting at the Swan Hill Town Hall on 19 August. The meeting will cover all aspects of what’s on offer through the bulk buy and will be a great opportunity to get answers to your questions.

Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy is a partnership between Swan Hill Rural City Council and Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance, and aims to make it easier and more affordable for householders, farmers and businesses to ‘go solar’ and add batteries.

“We will be ready to explain what rebates and grants are available for solar and batteries – as well as the types of solar power and battery storage systems available through the bulk buy,” program organiser Jo Kaptein said.

“For householders, there’s a Victorian Government Solar Panels Rebate, worth up to $2225 plus an interest-free loan of the same amount,” she said.

“And for farmers there’s a grant program – worth up to $50,000 – from Business Victoria that’s suitable for primary producers with power bills of $8,000 plus per year.

“It’s definitely worth taking the time to find out what’s available.

“The savings from going solar, plus the rebates and grants available make now a great time to get those panels installed.”

The Mallee Almond Blossom Festival is from 10am to 4pm on 18 August and will be held at Robinvale Community Centre.

The information meeting at the Swan Hill Town Hall will be from 6.30pm until 8pm on 19 August.

Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy is a project of the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance, a not-for-profit organisation which supports 13 councils across central and north western Victoria.

To learn more and request a quote, visit malleesunsolar.org.au or call 1300 466 274.

To find about more about the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy please contact Jo Kaptein on 0455589065 or email jo@cvga.org.au

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