Solar Rebate Rush

October 30th, 2010

The $8000 solar rebate for solar electricity will soon be reduced when the Federal Government scales back the scheme at the end of June, possibly even sooner.

“For those who act quickly there is a distinct window of opportunity to take advantage of the solar rebate at it’s highest.” Said Adam Tesoriero, Director of SolarSwitch.

It’s not all bad news though. The income means test on the solar rebate will be lifted in July so everyone will qualify for the new scheme of around $5000 for a 1kW system and around $7000 for a 1.5kW system.

SolarSwitch make it easy for homeowners to switch to solar power by offering a free home assessment and the solar rebate as an up front discount.

“Installing solar electricity not only protects you against skyrocketing energy prices, it adds value to your home and helps the environment.” Said Adam Tesoriero, Director of SolarSwitch.

A 1kW system can cover between 20 and 40 percent of an energy efficient home’s electricity usage, and saves over a tonne of greenhouse gasses being pumped into the atmosphere annually.

But with the Federal Government reducing the solar electricity rebate soon prices will be forced to rise.

The NSW Government has also announced its intention to introduce an improved solar electricity tariff where homeowners will be credited up to four times the retail rate for excess solar electricity fed into the grid.

“So with all these incentives and electricity prices rising there has never been a better time to switch to solar power.” Said Mr Tesoriero

SolarSwitch prides itself on using the highest quality equipment; including solar panels that carry a 25-year manufacturer’s output warranty.

Hurry, the Federal Government rebate is running out fast!

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