Parkes residents to get access to solar power
With electricity prices rising across much of Australia, household bills will no doubt play an important role in the selection process when buying a house.
Renewable energy is one way to combat rising bills, and solar power is hailed as an affordable alternative to traditional electricity sources. And now, it seems that residents of Parkes in New South Wales could soon be receiving their energy in this way.
The Solar Communities Program is being introduced to give local residents access to affordable power within a 100km radius of the town.
Parkes Shire Council is responsible for the purchase and installation program, although it will liaise with residents and solar providers to ensure the project is rolled out smoothly.
People will be able to gain access to affordable solar systems for either their residential or commercial property as the buying power of interested residents is combined.
Many state governments offer rebates for installing solar panels in an effort to help people improve the energy efficiency of their residential properties.
The available incentives do vary from state to state, so it is important to carry out the necessary research before buying a property in a particular area.