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MEDIA RELEASE: NSW election campaign sees strong backing for solar and battery storage


NSW election campaign sees strong backing for solar and battery storage

The Smart Energy Council welcomes the NSW Government announcement of no-interest loans for solar and battery storage for 300,000 families. This follow yesterday’s announcement from NSW Labor of a $2,200 rebate for 500,000 families for solar.

“Today’s announcement will be a real boost for families wanting to slash their power bills with solar and batteries,” said John Grimes, CEO of the Smart Energy Council.

“The Smart Energy Council is very pleased that both the NSW Government and Opposition understand that solar and battery storage saves money and creates jobs.” 

"The NSW Government is not surprisingly distancing itself from the Morrison Government's sorry position on renewable energy.

Just last Thursday, the Deputy Minister and National Party Leader, Michael McCormack, said 'We don’t want to go down a path of renewables.’"

"We welcome the Government’s focus on manufacturing and look forward to seeing more details.”

We look forward to continuing to work with all political parties to deliver smart energy policy.” 

The NSW Government has announced plans for no-interest loans for families to purchase solar and batteries.

Up to 300,000 households will be able to access loans of up to $9,000 per battery system and up to $14,000 per solar-battery.

To be eligible, applicants will need to be owner-occupiers of a house with an annual household income of up to $180,000.

This is a 10-year $3.2 billion program, which will be dependent on the NSW Government winning the 23 March State election.

For further comment, contact Wayne Smith on 0417 141 812.

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