Approximate number of pensioners that council surveyed to see what their concerns were. Rising electricity prices was among the top - which lead to council's Solar Saver initiative to help pensioners and low-income households deal with rising electricity prices.
Upfront cost of solar panels and installation to home owners (pensioners). The entire cost is borne by the council.
Period over which council will recover the costs - interest free - from the home owners through their rates.
households availed of this scheme in Round 1 implemented in the year 2014. Two companies, Positive Charge and Energy Matters, installed the systems.
set aside by the council in its 2013/2014 budget to fund its Solar Saver program and bulk-buy solar panels of between 1.5kW and 2kW.
8 million kWh
of solar energy will be generated from Round 1 installations over the ten-year period.
reduction in CO2 emissions over a 10 year period from Round 1 installations.
systems installed in Round 2.