City of Melbourne announces solar, lighting rebates for apartments
The Fifth Estate
May 22, 2o14
The City of Melbourne has announced it will reimburse half the cost, to the value of $3000, for the installation of solar panels and LED lighting in common areas of city apartments. The rebates are part of the Smart Blocks initiative designed to help apartment owners reduce energy costs and carbon emissions.
City of Melbourne Environment Portfolio chair and councillor Arron Wood told the Fifth Estate that “all energy savings translate to cost savings for apartment owners and as power bills rise, energy efficient building will also be better investments.”