The Victorian Government has released new regulations making it easier for households to use renewable energy technology.
The regulatory changes mean Victorians will be able to gain access to roof-top solar panels at little to no up-front costs, by entering into an agreement with a solar company
The new arrangement enables solar companies to provide, install and maintain a solar panel system on a household, and in exchange the householder buys the energy they provide for an agreed price.
Householders benefit by having access to renewable-generated power without large upfront costs.
These regulations come as the government continues to review the regulations surrounding small-scale renewable energy companies so they can operate more effectively in the market place.
Minister for Energy and Resources, Lily D’Ambrosio, said, “We are helping boost investment in renewables, creating new energy jobs and protecting the environment.”
The initiative is part of the Labor Government’s Renewable Energy Roadmap, which sets out the Government’s plan to accelerate renewable energy generation and create sustainable jobs.