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In Australia, 90 per cent of electricity is generated by burning fossil fuels, mainly coal. This contributes to the greenhouse gases that warm our planet.
You can save money and help protect our environment by making a few changes at home. You could:
There are a number of programs and initiatives to support householders, industry and the community to save energy and reduce emissions. With Our Energy Future, you can:
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And for eligible residents (residents requiring specific support or suffering financial distress), Power to Save can provide:
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The Federal Government has developed an online tool to help you compare electricity and gas offers, understand your energy bills and learn about energy consumer rights. For details, go to
About the trial offer
The NSW Government is trialling a new way to help people on low incomes reduce their electricity bills by installing free 3 kilowatt solar systems on their homes. The target audience for the trial is low income homeowners that hold a valid Pensioner Concession Card or Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card and are currently receiving the Low-Income Household Rebate.
About the Solar for Low Income Households Trial program
The Solar for Low Income Households Trial program is available for up to 3,000 eligible households that live in one of the following regions:
The program aims to improve energy affordability by helping households unlock long term savings on their electricity bills.
Note: Participants will need to agree to no longer receive the $285 annual Low-Income Household Rebate on their electricity bill, however they should receive up to $600 in savings on their electricity bill per year from the new solar system. Three solar installation companies have been selected to deliver the program across the five regions. Their contact details are available on the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website at:
For more details about the program - including eligibility and how to apply - please refer to the program guide on the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website at
Solar for Low Income Households Trial program guide to find out more.
Solar for Low Income Households Trial - Eligibility Application Form is also available to download.
Do you want to find out a bit more about solar PV and battery storage installations in CBCity?
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