The Tasmanian Government has announced a grant specifically for the agribusiness sector for half price solar energy, solar batteries and other energy efficiency measures.
Farmers can now take advantage of the current double bonus for the agricultural sector. Solar panel prices are on the way down due to an over-supply in international markets, and the Tasmanian Government has introduced a grant specifically for people in the agricultural sector. It is called the ‘On-farm Energy Audit and Capital Grant Program’. Program funding is limited to $750 000, available over three years till 2020/21. It includes a grant for Energy Audits and Capital Infrastructure.
Energy Audit Grant: a comprehensive audit of energy use, on a 2:1 contribution basis. That means that for every $2 of grant funds provided, successful Energy Audit Grant applicants need to contribute at least $1.
Capital Infrastructure Grant: a capital investment in energy efficiency measures, renewable energy or battery storage on a 1:1 contribution basis. That means that for every $1 of grant funds provided, successful Capital Infrastructure Grant applicants need to contribute at least $1.
Applications are submitted online through SmartyGrants. Please ensure you read and understand the guidelines prior to starting an application.
Who wouldn’t want half price solar?
With all the talk about the National Energy Scheme and Renewable Energies, solar power has taken centre stage. And it is easy to see why. With the ever increasing price of power, solar has become a logical solution to combat the energy price crisis. As a truly renewable energy source it can drastically reduce power bills, sometimes by up to 60%. The benefits are immediate and customers can get a full return on investment in around 3 to 5 years with the incentives like the On-farm Energy Grant. It is quick and easy to install, expandable and reliable.
HEG™ have installed thousands of systems over the past 10 years including projects on Flinders Island. In September we completed a 100kW Solar PV Installation in New Norfolk, with the efficiency benefits already being noticed on a daily basis.
Businesses and Farms interested in an for a full energy audit from one of our experts should waste no time in getting in touch, as funds for this program are limited.
Call us at HEG™ on 1300 96 80 60 and get expert advice to identify energy saving opportunities on your farm.