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Solar Power Information Nights – Jamberoo and Kiama

23 March 2009 8 Comments

Are you interested in learning more about getting grid-connected solar power for your home?

You may be able to take advantage of the $8000 means-tested Government rebate which ends 30th June 2009, or the new non-means-tested solar credit scheme starting from 1st July 2009!

Jamberoo FutureCare will be hosting two information sessions, in association with Solar Shop Australia. The presentation will explain the technology, existing government rebates and the new solar credit scheme.

Solar Shop solar power information session

Full information is contained in the Jamberoo FutureCare Solar Power Information Sessions Flyer.

JFC is organising a discounted group purchase through Solar Shop Australia, and you can register your interest on the night. This will not be a hard-sell session, though – you’re welcome to attend even if you intend to purchase through someone else, or don’t intend to purchase at all but just want to learn more about how it all works.

Everyone is welcome, and these events are completely free of charge.

Jamberoo Solar Power Information Session

  • Tuesday 31 March 2009
  • Jamberoo Bowling Club
  • 6:30 pm (bistro meals available)

Kiama Solar Power Information Session

  • Wednesday 1 April 2009
  • Kiama Community Centre, Hindmarsh Park
  • 6:30 pm

The presentation by Solar Shop Australia will commence at 7:00 pm for both venues.


  • Chrissy said:

    Hi Darren You’re on the ball – great to see! I was waiting for the email to come through from Futurecare with the times etc. Thanks!

    Cheers Chrissy

  • Darren (author) said:

    @Chrissy: No problem. We’re trying to get the info out through as many channels as possible. I’ve also sent it through to Sustainable Illawarra – hopefully they can help promote it as well. I think it’ll be in the Independent and the Advertiser this week too. I’ll be helping out at the Kiama evening – if you come, grab me for a chat!

  • Chrissy said:

    Hi Darren

    Hope to make it to one of the sessions (in between soccer training on Wed night and who’s turn it is to mind the kids! ;-)). I will definitely say g’day if I get to the Kiama one!

    We have been giving out copies of flyers about the Solar power project at our market stall (we received one in our mailbox weeks ago, so took some copies to give out) but now I’ll write the session times and dates on the flyers and also your website (if that’s ok!) – give them out at Jamberoo Markets

    Cheers Chrissy

  • Darren (author) said:

    @Chrissy: Yeah, absolutely, I don’t mind you handing out my web site address! Thanks a million for handing out the flyers. I’m really hoping we can get a good turnup and show that our community cares about this kind of stuff. Possibly all the talk of wind farms lately has helped raised the profile of renewable energy in the local consciousness too.

  • Greenerme said:

    Great idea Darren. If I was living down that way I would attend. If you are attending could you write a post about what was said at the event?

  • Darren (author) said:

    @Greenerme: Absolutely! I’m hoping I can get hold of the slides and/or some of the reference material to post here.

  • Mrs Green said:

    Hi Darren, this sounds like an excellent scheme, Grants for this sort of work are sadly lacking where I live (UK), but what a great grant this sounds!

    My husband is building some LED lights for our house and we’re hoping to get a small solar panel in a month or so’s time. It’s not much, but it’s a start and even if we can run the downstairs lighting from solar, we’d be delighted 🙂

  • Darren (author) said:

    @Mrs Green: Yes, the rebates here at the moment are very good. We get them on solar power, solar hot water, rainwater tanks, greywater systems, ceiling insulation, and more. I’m trying to take advantage of as many rebates as I can at the moment – this can’t last forever!

    Having solar power is really cool. Even if it’s just for a bit of lighting, it’s great knowing that you’re producing that electricity yourself and not being charged for it.