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Sunny days ahead in Burt as community groups reduce electricity costs

08 March 2018

Community groups in Armadale, Gosnells and Canning could receive up to $12,500 each to help reduce their electricity costs thanks to the Federal Government’s Solar Communities Program.

WA Liberal Senator Linda Reynolds said submissions for Round 2 of the program will open on March 13.

“With this funding, community groups will be able to install rooftop solar photovoltaic, solar hot water and solar-connected battery systems that will not only help reduce their electricity costs, but also reduce demand on the electricity grid,” Senator Reynolds said.

“There is a total of $87,000 available through Round 2 in the Federal electorate of Burt, so there is a lot of opportunity for local community groups such as sporting clubs, scouts and welfare centres to benefit from the program.

“Solar power has already proved popular across Australia and we now have the highest penetration of rooftop solar in the world.

“One in five Australian homes has rooftop solar and an increasing number of small businesses are making the most of the financial and environmental benefits of solar.”

Applications for Round 2 will close on 31 May 2018.

The program will be delivered through the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, in consultation with the Department of the Environment and Energy.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, visit www.business.gov.au/solar-communities

Media Contact: Amy Blom 08 9477 5411, 0431 685 372 or amy.blom@aph.gov.au

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