There is a large demand for trained craftsmen in Australia due to the recently announced government rebates that can be issued if a home installs a hot water heater that is run by solar energy instead of electric.
If the initiative is successful and all homes took advantage of the funding to install the solar water heaters it is estimated that green house emissions in Australia would reduce by approximately 12 million tons a year.
Due to the fact that over four million homes are eligible to receive the rebates without proof of need many people are heading out to find companies willing to install the solar hot water heaters. So many in fact that the suppliers are in drastic need of more trained plumbers, suppliers, electricians, and factory workers.
Backing the high demand for rebates is the fact that a home with a solar hot water heater will save homeowners about 70% on their energy costs for hot water versus the amount they currently pay for an electric hot water heater.
In the current economy a rise in trade and factory jobs is welcomed by most people alongside a need to reduce the monthly budget both of which are addressed by the rebates. Many laid off miners are also taking advantage of the current solar boom to get their employment back on track.