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Solar for low income households
The Solar for Low Income Households Program provides a fantastic opportunity for eligible households in the ACT to invest in rooftop solar panels to help reduce their energy costs.
Eligible participants are able to access a subsidy of up to 60% of the total cost of a solar system along with a three year interest free loan to pay off the difference.
Am I eligible?
To be eligible you must:
1) Hold an Australian Government Pensioner Concession Card;
2) Be a homeowner in the ACT and;
3) Not already have roof top solar PV installed.
Please note there are additional eligibility requirements, for example, orientation and size of roof, shading etc. Households will be assessed on an individual basis against all eligibility requirements.
How much is the rebate?
The program rebates up to 60% (capped at $3000) for the supply and installation of a roof top solar system.
The participant will be able to access an interest free loan to pay back the remaining costs over a three year period with no deposit.
Who is the loan with?
The loan is with the ACT Government’s contractor- ActewAGL.
Is there a deposit for the loan?
How does the process work?
ActewAGL will visit your home to determine how many panels your house will need, what size system you will need and complete a cost benefit analysis to determine your repayment.
Am I obligated to take up the offer after the ActewAGL visit?
The visit by ActewAGL is obligation free and of no cost to the homeowner. Once you sign the contract your system will be installed and your loan repayments will commence.
Is there any cost to have ActewAGL come out and give an analysis?
No, there is no cost for an assessment. The analysis is free and there is no obligation to sign any contract until you are ready.
If you believe you are eligible to participate or have any other questions, please contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81 or email Actsmart at Actsmart@act.gov.au
The program is available to home owner occupiers who are in possession of an Australian Government Pensioner Concession Card. Further eligibility will be assessed upon application.
How to take part of the program
Individuals that meet the eligibility criteria can contact the Actsmart Household team on 13 22 81 or email at Actsmart@act.gov.au. Actsmart will confirm your eligibility and refer you onto the service provider to undertake a detailed cost benefit analysis and suitability assessment of your household for the program.