Community groups in Darwin and Palmerston are invited to apply for funding 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.
Funding of up to $31,000 is available in Solomon thanks to Round 2 of the Coalition Government’s Solar Communities Programme.
“Australia has the highest penetration of rooftop solar in the world,” Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said.
“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.
“This is a great opportunity for community groups in Darwin and Palmerston, such as sporting clubs, scouts, welfare centres, surf lifesaving clubs and Country Women’s Associations, to get involved.
“They can not only reduce their electricity costs, but also create their own power to supplement the grid.”
“The Darwin Military Museum, the Woodroffe Child Care Centre and Greek Orthodox St Nicholas Church, have already benefitted from the Programme, sharing in $33,500 under Round 1 in 2017.”
Darwin Military Museum Director Norm Cramp thanked the Coalition Government for its support.
“Without such support the museum would struggle to develop our displays and to keep showcasing the Territory’s military history and pay tribute to the military service of Territorians,” Mr Cramp said.
Applications for Round 2 are open and close on 31 May 2018. Guidelines are now available.
The Programme will be delivered by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, in consultation with the Department of the Environment and Energy.
Further details, including eligibility requirements, can be found at: www.business.gov.au/solar-communities