Byron Council’s sustainability officer, Graeme Williams, said the solar panel rebate was due to end on June 30.
“So if you have been thinking about installing solar panels now is the time to act,” Mr Williams said.
“The Federal Government currently offers rebates of up to $8000 for solar panels and from July 1 a new solar credit scheme will be introduced.
“Rebates can also be obtained for rain water tanks, hot water systems, ceiling insulation and washing machines.
“The rebates are a significant incentive for local residents to take action in response to climate change, while saving money at the same time.
“The rebates not only help residents reduce their environmental impact, they also reduce energy and water bills.”
According to the NSW Government, Byron Shire currently ranks fifth per capita out of 154 local government areas in NSW in taking advantage of household rebates.
“I believe we can continue this great uptake and demonstrate that Byron Shire residents are some of the most environmentally conscious people in the nation,” Mr Williams said.
The rebate fact sheet can be downloaded at www.byron.nsw.gov.au/sustainability/rebates/
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