House Tablet

Find The Best Solar Deals In Australia

  • 3 Free, No Obligation, Solar Quotes
  • From Fully Qualified Installers
  • With 1000’s of Customer Reviews
  • Competing for Your Business
Finn Peacock Caricature

Check Your Postcode for local solar power quotes

Energy efficiency funding for Southern Australian not-for-profits

22nd Feb 2013

Let’s face it, many of us are growing increasingly tired of large energy bills and the ever-present danger of damage to our planet.

Luckily, groups and individuals are turning away more and more from traditional and pricey sources of power, to ones which are less expensive and less costly to the environment. 

Rural areas in Southern Australia are set to have their energy boosted with new funding available for efficient energy use and solar power.

An independent economic regulator, The Essential Services Commission of South Australia (ECOSA), is granting funds to various non-for-profit organisations which target greater energy efficiency and overall eco-friendliness.

For example, funding granted to Orana Inc by ECOSA will allow the installation of of solar power units in its new housing complexes.

These housing developments are specifically designed for adults with disabilities and the grant will go a long way in providing a sustainable living environment for occupants. As well as this, their energy bills will be considerably reduced.

"We are excited that the funding is to be used in country areas and for disabled housing as these groups are often neglected in energy efficiency programs" said Mr Kerin, chief executive officer of ECOSA in a statement issued on February 19th 2013.

Added energy-efficient benefits to country areas of Southern Australia include Uniting Care Wesley Country SA distributing 5000 energy efficiently light bulbs, the Yankalilla area receiving funding for energy audits and the installation of energy saving devices in homes.

This new funding builds on other clean energy and solar energy initiatives happening around Australia including a $200 million Clean Technology Innovation Program which will support Australian business in improving their green credentials, described in a statement from Deborah O'Neill MP 6 July 2012.

The focus on efficient energy and solar power reflects the overall growth and importance of this in Australia and around the world. It looks like solar energy in Australia is only just heating up.

Posted by Mike Peacock

Solar Power News Categories

Government Rebate & Regulations
Solar Power & Technology

More Solar Power & Technology

Australia to be a part of huge Asian renewable energy growth
SunPower steps up to make solar more affordable
Canberra makes strides toward carbon neutrality
GTM puts solar's massive growth in perspective
Examining Australia's falling solar PV rooftop prices
Australia's shift toward renewable energy picks up the pace
Australia shines at solar decathlon
University of Queensland tapped as lead researcher on massive solar project
100 per cent renewable energy is possible in 10 years, environmental group says
Climate Commission releases report on solar progress
Aussie government actually shows spine for solar power
Be gone, skeptics: One million solar installations and counting
Australia embarks on its greatest solar journey ever
Australia looks to solar thermal for commercial success
Solar power helps King Island reach 100% sustainability
Australians 'heavy supporters of solar power'
Mildura solar plant officially unveiled
Solar power trumps other renewables in Australian minds
Sunshine Coast solar farm "fantastic initiative"
Sunshine Coast cashes in on namesake with solar plans
Energy storage 'could maximise solar power utility'
Solar powered family car - a world first?
Code of conduct for solar installers in the works
'Stop punishing households' for solar PV
Australian solar companies 'adjusting well'
Australian mining 'next solar frontier'
"Rooftop revolution" underway across Australia
Global PV market emerging from sluggish period
Royalla solar farm receives final approval
Leadership challenge a "debacle" for Australian solar power
Solar power giving global renewables a helping hand
Australia's largest CPV solar power plant up and running
Renewable energy misinformation "staggering"
CEC: Don't underestimate consumer desire for solar
Setting energy efficient examples on TV
Solar PV brightening up household bills
World's largest solar powered boat on the move
Climate change is heating up
The global solar power shift
New solar tech win for NSW
Industry orgs praise City of Sydney solar efforts
Clean Energy Council supports Regional Renewables scheme
Asian nations emerging as PV leaders
Solar PV demand continues to grow
Regional areas of Australia to receive more renewables
Australia's significant renewable energy growth
Solar panel reprieve for Queensland
New funding for solar research
Find love with sustainable speed dating
New Victorian solar power deal