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Home Living : May 12th 2009
HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, May 12, 2009 5 SOLAR Rebate Rush 2209407im 12/5 wk46 The $8000 solar electricity rebate will soon be reduced when the Federal Government scales back the scheme at the end of June, possibly sooner. "For those who act quickly there is a distinct window of opportunity to take advantage of the rebate at it's highest." Said Adam Tesoriero, Director of SolarSwitch. It's not all bad news though. The income means test on the rebate will be lifted in July so everyone will qualify for the new scheme of around $5000 for a 1kW system and around $7000 for a 1.5kW system. SolarSwitch make it easy for homeowners to switch to solar power by offering a free home assessment and the rebate as an up front discount. While the Federal Government is reducing the photovoltaic rebate it has increased the solar hot water rebate from $1000 to $1600 and has scrapped the means test. "With the Federal Government increasing this rebate to $1600 we saw it as a perfect opportunity to offer a very special deal." Said Mr Tesoriero. This rebate is for homes switching from electric to solar hot water. The State Government will also kick in $800-$1200 for existing homes. Solar Switch is now offering a package that includes solar electricity and hot water from just $3,990 (after all rebates). The package is worth almost $20,000! As electric water heating can represent 35-40% of a home's electricity bill and a 1kW photovoltaic system can cover 20 to 40 percent of an energy efficient home's electricity usage this package could make a serious dent in your bill. The two systems combined also reduce household greenhouse emissions by almost 3 tons a year. But this package is only available for a limited time. With the Federal Government reducing the solar electricity rebate soon prices will be forced to rise. The NSW Government has also announced its intention to introduce an improved solar electricity tariff where homeowners will be credited up to four times the retail rate for excess electricity fed into the grid. "So with all these incentives and electricity prices rising there has never been a better time to switch to solar." Said Mr Tesoriero Solar Switch prides itself on using the highest quality equipment from reputable manufacturers and fully licensed, insured and accredited installers. For a Free Home Assessment contact Solar Switch on (02) 8985 9945 or visit www.solarswitchaustralia.com.au. Hurry, the Federal Government rebate is running out fast! COMPLETE SOLAR PACKAGE! www.solarswitchaustralia.com.au Solar Electricity PLUS Solar Hot Water $3990* FREE Home Assesment Call Now on 02 8985 9945 ...Switch to solar power and create your own clean green energy Ask about our "pay up front discounts"
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