The Andrews Labor Government has announced regulatory changes to allow Victorian households to install solar power panels and utilise renewable energy technology.
The announcement comes as the Labor 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 the new legislation will enable Victorian households 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 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,” the Minister said in a statement.
“Householders benefit by having access to renewable-generated power without large upfront outlays.”
She said the initiative was part of the Labor Government’s Renewable Energy Roadmap that aims to accelerate renewable energy generation and create sustainable jobs.
“We are making it easier for Victorian householders to take up renewable energy technology,” the Minister added.
“We are helping boost investment in renewables, creating new energy jobs and protecting the environment.”