The Queensland Government is introducing a number of initiatives to make electricity more affordable for Queensland households and businesses.

Two of these upcoming initiatives represent significant opportunities for Clean Energy Council Approved Solar Retailers:

  1. Interest-free loans for solar and storage - The Queensland Government has allocated $21 million to provide interest-free loans to householders that are considering installing a solar system, standalone battery system or a combined battery/solar system. The scheme also includes a grant for householders and businesses that install eligible battery energy storage systems.
     
  2. Solar for rental properties trial - The Queensland Government is conducting a $4 million trial that will provide financial incentives for landlords to install a solar PV system at their rental property and extend the benefits of solar to their tenants. The project will trial new technology aimed at enabling landlords and tenants to better share the value of installing solar systems.

Both of these opportunities will only be available to Clean Energy Council Approved Solar Retailers who are based in Queensland or have an office in that state.

If you would like to take advantage of these opportunities but aren't yet an Approved Solar Retailer, visit our website to find out more and apply. As applications can take some time to be assessed, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to ensure your application is completed by the time the programs are launched.

Keep an eye on the QTender and the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy websites for the release of these programs and how to apply.