Labor Government Paves Way For More Householders To Access Solar Power

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for Victorian householders to install solar power panels and take up the use of renewable energy technology.

Under regulatory changes from today, households will be able to gain access to roof-top solar panels at little to no up-front costs by entering into an agreement with a solar company.

The arrangement enables solar companies to provide, install and maintain a solar panel system on a household, and in exchange the householder buys the energy they provide for an agreed price.

Householders benefit by having access to renewable-generated power without large upfront outlays.

This comes as the Labor Government continues to review the regulations surrounding small-scale renewable energy companies so they can operate more effectively in the market place.

This initiative is part of the Labor Government’s Renewable Energy Roadmap, setting out the Government’s plan to accelerate renewable energy generation and create sustainable jobs.

For more information on the Labor Government’s Roadmap visit:

http://www.energyandresources.vic.gov.au/

Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy and Resources, Lily D’Ambrosio

“We are making it easier for Victorian householders to take up renewable energy technology.”

“We are helping boost investment in renewables, creating new energy jobs and protecting the environment.”