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LABOR BACKS ‘SOLAR GARDEN’ CONCEPT

The federal opposition has thrown its support behind an innovative solar garden scheme, which a Byron-based company is developing.

The concept would see investors, who are unable to generate energy themselves…purchase panels to mount on participating businesses.

“The members of the solar garden community, will actually then get a rebate on their energy bill, based on that amount of energy that is sold.”

“The revolution in rooftoop solar has been almost exclusively a revolution for owner occupiers, and certainly as a labor party, interested in social equity, we’re really keen to see ideas that will open up that revolution.”

The company says customers may include apartment complex dwellers, and rental tenants.

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Sam Burbury completed his Bachelor of Journalism at Bond University on the Gold Coast, before joining NBN's Lismore newsroom as a reporter in November 2015. He moved south to Newcastle, where he now works as a reporter & producer, in July 2018.

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