Labor will help households and businesses store batteries for solar power

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  • $ 20 million to fund loans of up to $ 15,000 to purchase batteries and solar power for homes and businesses
  • Value of solar investment plummeted under Liberal watch
  • Labor will lower electricity prices while Liberals privatize Hydro
  • A majority Labor government
    set aside $ 20 million to fund loans of up to $ 15,000 for people to buy
    batteries and solar for their homes.

    Union leader Rebecca White said
    the policy would correct the Liberals’ failures on feed-in tariffs and help solar power
    owners keep the value of their investment.

    “The solar owners have been
    abandoned by the liberals and saw the value of their investments plummet
    after the feed-in tariff reduction, ”Ms. White said.

    “The controversial new ‘solar’
    tax ” proposed by the Australian Energy Market Commission
    the value of the purchase tariffs with the people to be invoiced for the export
    solar power to the grid.

    “Due to changes in the
    national electricity market, it is now impossible to simply restore the
    previous tariffs and the only solution is battery storage.

    “Battery storage is the
    the equivalent of receiving a purchase price equal to the retail price charged by
    Dawn.

    “Work will make it uninteresting
    loans offered to households and businesses up to a value of $ 15,000
    battery storage installation or solar installation. “

    Ms White said the loans would
    over ten years, without interest for the first three years, then low interest
    for the other seven.

    “Tasmanians need to feel safe
    in their solar investment and under the liberals, this was not the case.

    “This funding will help ensure
    Tasmanians see a return on their solar investment, which is both beneficial for
    them and the environment.

    “While Labor scrambles to bring down electricity prices, Peter Gutwein and the Liberals will go their separate ways and privatize Hydro.

    “Only the Labor Party is working for the Tasmanians to create a better and fairer state.”

    Rebecca White MP

    Labor leader

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