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NSW grants free solar to eligible residents

The New South Wales Government is encouraging residents to explore the Rebate Swap for Solar program, where qualifying households can exchange their energy rebate for a complimentary 3-kilowatt rooftop solar system.

Aimed at bringing long-term savings on energy bills, the offer has potential yearly savings of up to $600, surpassing the $285 savings for those sticking to the Low-Income Household Rebate.

Over 2500 households have already seized this opportunity, prompting the government to call on residents to verify their eligibility.

According to the NSW Government, and solar installation companies, UPowr and LECA have been enlisted to provide and install these solar systems, with LECA serving the state’s far west and UPowr handling other regions.

NSW Minister for Climate Change and Energy Penny Sharpe said the Rebate Swap for Solar offer is an essential part of NSW Government’s plan to reduce the state’s carbon footprint as the state transitions to a renewable energy-based net zero economy.

“The NSW Government is partnering with private enterprise to reduce energy costs for customers,” Sharpe said.

“I strongly encourage households who meet the eligibility criteria to apply straight away, to enjoy free solar and reduce their energy bills.”

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