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Solar Incentives Scheme

Harnessing the sun in remote communities

Horizon Power is partnering with remote Aboriginal communities to provide renewable energy solutions that reduce the cost of energy.

The Djarindjin and Lombadina Corporations in the west Kimberley have partnered with Horizon Power to install 160kW of photovoltaic systems (PV) or solar panels, and inverters, on buildings in the communities. These installations will allow each community to reduce their energy bills by up to $40,000 a year.

We are also exploring options to develop centralised solar arrays in remote communities to reduce the amount of diesel burned and, therefore, our carbon footprint.

What is the Solar Incentives Scheme?

Based on the model used in Djarindjin and Lombadina, a Solar Incentives Scheme (Scheme) is now available to assist eligible Aboriginal Corporations to purchase solar systems.

The Scheme has been designed to reduce the upfront cost of renewable systems for communities.

Once installed, Corporations will see much reduced energy bills.

Under the Scheme, Horizon Power will contribute a portion of the upfront capital cost of solar panels and inverters to eligible Corporations.

The scheme is available until June 2019.

Who is eligible for the Solar Incentives Scheme?

The Solar Incentives Scheme is available to remote community Aboriginal Corporations, which are Horizon Power customers –  Bidyadanga, Beagle Bay, Ardyaloon, Warmun, Kalumburu and Looma.

Horizon Power will fund up to 30 percent, capped at $100,000, to eligible Corporations.