RENEWABLE ENERGY: Installing solar power is a worthwhile investment. Photo Contributed
RENEWABLE ENERGY: Installing solar power is a worthwhile investment. Photo Contributed Photo Contributed

Renewable energy grants going quickly for installations

REGIONAL Queenslanders are lining up for the next wave of renewable energy, with solar and battery installation grants disappearing quickly.

Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said regional households and small businesses had made about a third of the 2150 loan and grant applications to date to install rooftop solar panels and battery systems.

"With savings of up to $400 a year, even taking into account interest-free loan repayments, regional Queenslanders know a good deal when they see one,” he said

"This is a great opportunity to cut your power bills and your emissions, saving money and doing your bit for climate change.”

With 2150 applications on the State Government's books already, the clock is ticking on the scheme, which offers grants of $3000 and interest-free loans of up to $6000 for batteries and $10,000 for combined solar-battery installations.

"There are limited places still available for grants and loans and I encourage anyone interested to get online before it's too late,” Dr Lynham said.

"And for those who have had their applications approved, book in an appointment with your installer and start saving.”

The scheme offers loans and grants for households and businesses installing panels and batteries.

Solar power is used to charge the batteries, which then can be used during peak electricity periods to reduce electricity costs.

For more information go to www.qld.gov.au/batteries loans.

Currently there are more than 500,000 rooftop solar systems in Queensland, withone of the highest penetrations of rooftop solar in the world.


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