“We had been wanting to go solar for a very long time. We have quite high electricity bills, particularly in summer. We knew that with solar we could reduce them.
“The Victorian Solar Panels rebate seemed like a great opportunity to go solar with minimum cash outlay. When we heard there was a bulk-buy and that it was the Swan Hill Rural City Council backing it, that was a big plus and spurred us in action.
“Jemma at Specialized Solar helped us every step of the way. She was always there to take our calls. She knew exactly what paperwork we needed to put through to get the rebate – that was a big asset. We ended up getting the Victorian Solar Panels rebate as well as the interest-free loan. Everything came through as we thought it would.
“The day of installation went well and the inspector signed off the system. We were impressed with the installers, how quickly they worked and their attention to detail.
“Now we are ready for the summer. We’ll be able to use the air conditioning and know that our solar is powering it. That’s a great feeling!”
MASH is a project of the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance, a not-for-profit based in Castlemaine, Central Victoria.
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