Solar PV https://www.energy.gov.au/ en Home, business and community organisation solar PV and battery grants https://www.energy.gov.au/rebates/home-business-and-community-organisation-solar-pv-and-battery-grants <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Home, business and community organisation solar PV and battery grants</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/simonwells" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">simon.wells</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 2020-11-11 07:17</span> <div class="field field--name-field-program-url field--type-link field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Program URL</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://businessnt.smartygrants.com.au/homeandbusinessbatteryscheme">businessnt.smartygrants.com.au/homeandbusinessbatteryscheme</a></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The <strong>Home and Business Battery Scheme</strong> provides a $6,000 grant to Northern Territory homeowners, businesses, not-for-profit and community organisations for the purchase and installation of solar PV systems with an eligible battery and inverter, or for those who already have solar, for the purchase and installation of an eligible battery and inverter.</p> <p>You can't use the funding to buy and install solar PV panels and inverters where they are not being installed simultaneously with a battery.</p> <p>If you're a homeowner and also own a business, you can apply for one grant for your home and one for your business.</p> <p>New installations will receive the standard Jacana Energy one-for-one feed-in-tariff.</p> <h2>Benefits</h2> <ul> <li>Lower electricity bills</li> <li>Protection during a grid outage</li> <li>Reduce greenhouse gas emissions</li> </ul> <h2>Key eligibility</h2> <p>You can only submit one application per property and per homeowner.</p> <p>You can apply if you're a:</p> <ul> <li>registered owner of a residential property in the Northern Territory</li> <li>registered Northern Territory business</li> <li>not-for-profit or community organisation operating in the Northern Territory in either owned or leased premises.</li> </ul> <p>The property can be owner-occupied or used as an investment, but there can only be one application per property and per homeowner.</p> <p>Other conditions may apply. </p> <h2>Next steps</h2> <p>Check your eligibility and apply at:</p> <p><a href="https://businessnt.smartygrants.com.au/homeandbusinessbatteryscheme">Northern Territory Government</a> website </p> <p>Call 1800 193 111</p> <p>Email <a href="mailto:HBBS.DTBI@nt.gov.au">HBBS.DTBI@nt.gov.au</a> </p> </div> Tue, 10 Nov 2020 20:17:39 +0000 simon.wells 3490 at https://www.energy.gov.au Electricity feed-in tariff https://www.energy.gov.au/rebates/electricity-feed-tariff-0 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Electricity feed-in tariff</span> <div class="field field--name-field-program-title field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Program name</div> <div class="field__item">Distributed Energy Buyback Scheme </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/peterm" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">peter.markmann</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 2020-09-01 16:22</span> <div class="field field--name-field-program-url field--type-link field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Program URL</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/energy-policy-wa/energy-buyback-schemes">www.wa.gov.au/organisation/energy-policy-wa/energy-buyback-schemes</a></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Overview</h2> <p>The Western Australian <strong>Distributed Energy Buyback Scheme </strong>offers payments for energy exported to the grid from eligible solar PV systems, batteries and electric vehicles. </p> <p>The scheme will apply to eligible households, schools and not-for-profit organisations installing new solar PV panels or batteries, or upgrading their existing solar panel system (up to a five kilowatt maximum).</p> <p>Under the scheme, from 6 November 2020 the buyback rates will be:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Electricity exported between 3pm and 9pm will earn 10 cents a kilowatt-hour (kWh).</li> <li>Electricity exported at other times will earn 3 cents a kWh.</li> </ul> <p>The Distributed Energy Buyback Scheme replaces the previous Renewable Energy Buyback Scheme for new and upgraded distributed energy resources applications.</p> <h2>Benefits</h2> <ul type="disc"> </ul> <ul> <li>Supports the uptake of solar PV systems, solar batteries and electric vehicles.</li> <li>Provides financial incentives for eligible households, schools and not-for-profits.</li> <li>Reduces electricity bills.</li> </ul> <h2>Key eligibility</h2> <p>To be eligible you must be:</p> <ul> <li>a residential customer who consumes not more than 50MWh of electricity per annum</li> <li>a customer that is a school, university or other educational institution</li> <li>a customer that is a non-profit-making organisation.</li> </ul> <p>For a renewable energy system to be eligible, it must have a generating capacity of between 500W and 5kW. A 6.6kW solar PV system with 5kVa inverter is accepted as having a generating capacity of 5kW.</p> <p>There is no eligibility limit on home battery or electric vehicle battery size, but retailers are only obligated to offer buyback payment for 50 units (kWh) per day per premises (which is more than a 5kW solar PV system would be expected to generate on any given day).</p> <p>Other conditions may apply.</p> <h2>Next steps</h2> <p>Check your eligibility and apply at:</p> <p><a href="https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/energy-policy-wa/energy-buyback-schemes"><u>Government of Western Australia website</u></a>.</p> <p> </p> </div> Tue, 01 Sep 2020 06:22:55 +0000 peter.markmann 3429 at https://www.energy.gov.au Solar PV panel assistance for landlords and renters https://www.energy.gov.au/rebates/solar-pv-panel-assistance-landlords-and-renters <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Solar PV panel assistance for landlords and renters</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/simonwells" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">simon.wells</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 2020-07-27 14:51</span> <div class="field field--name-field-program-url field--type-link field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Program URL</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.solar.vic.gov.au/rentals#next-steps-for-landlords">www.solar.vic.gov.au/rentals#next-steps-for-landlords</a></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Overview</h2> <p>The <strong>Solar Homes Program </strong>solar PV rebate assists eligible Victorian landlords and renters to install solar PV panels. </p> <p>A rebate of up to $1,850 for eligible landlords to reduce the cost of installing a solar panel system on a maximum of 2 rental properties each financial year, subject to a Solar Homes Landlord-Tenant Agreement being signed.</p> <p>Landlords can further reduce their upfront cost even further by applying for an interest-free loan to match the rebate amount.</p> <p>Only one application is available per address. However, landlords can apply for up to 2 rental properties in a financial year provided all of the eligibility criteria are met.</p> <h2>Benefits</h2> <ul> <li> <p>reduce electricity bills</p> </li> <li> <p>reduce greenhouse gas emissions</p> </li> </ul> <h2>Key eligibility</h2> <h3>Rebate eligibility</h3> <p>Victorian landlords are eligible to receive a rebate for their rental property if:</p> <ul> <li>their renters have a combined household income of under $180,000 per year (based on any of the last 2 year’s taxable income)</li> <li>the property is valued at under $3 million and does not already have solar PV panels installed</li> <li>there has been no prior participation in the Solar Homes program for that address</li> <li>a Solar Homes Landlord-Tenant Agreement is signed by the landlord and all renters</li> <li>the property is currently tenanted with a rental agreement in place.</li> </ul> <p>Other conditions may apply.</p> <h3>Loan eligibility </h3> <p>To be eligible for an interest-free loan, you'll need to provide a satisfactory credit report that is less than 12 months old. If you don't have a credit report it can be done for free through the <a href="https://moneysmart.gov.au/managing-debt/credit-scores-and-credit-reports">Moneysmart website</a>. Please be aware that a credit report can take up to 10 days to be supplied to you.</p> <p>Other conditions may apply.</p> <h2>Next steps</h2> <p>Check your eligibility and apply at:</p> <p><a href="https://www.solar.vic.gov.au/rentals#next-steps-for-landlords">Government of Victoria</a> website</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.solar.vic.gov.au/information-landlords">Information for landlords</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.solar.vic.gov.au/information-renters">Information for renters</a></li> </ul> <p>Email <a href="mailto:enquiries@solar.vic.gov.au">enquiries@solar.vic.gov.au</a> </p> <p>Call 1300 376 393</p> </div> Mon, 27 Jul 2020 04:51:41 +0000 simon.wells 3406 at https://www.energy.gov.au Farm productivity and sustainability loan https://www.energy.gov.au/rebates/farm-productivity-and-sustainability-loan <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Farm productivity and sustainability loan</span> <div class="field field--name-field-program-title field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Program name</div> <div class="field__item">Farm Innovation Fund</div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/simonwells" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">simon.wells</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 2019-11-19 15:46</span> <div class="field field--name-field-program-url field--type-link field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Program URL</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/loans/farm-innovation-fund">www.raa.nsw.gov.au/loans/farm-innovation-fund</a></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Overview</h2> <p>The Farm Innovation Fund and is a long-term, low interest rate loan of up to $1 million for New South Wales farmers to improve permanent on-farm infrastructure. The loan helps farmers to:</p> <ul> <li>reduce risks and improve efficiencies by building fodder and grain storage facilities, sheds, fencing, roadworks and solar power conversions</li> <li>improve water efficiencies with irrigation systems, cap and piping of bores, new dams, install water tanks and desilting of ground tanks</li> <li>increase the viability of a farm business and improve pasture and soil health, plant trees for shade and wildlife corridors, eradicate weeds, flood proof property and fence river banks</li> </ul> <h2>Benefits </h2> <ul> <li>Improve farm productivity</li> <li>Manage adverse seasonal conditions</li> <li>Ensure long term sustainability</li> </ul> <h2>Key eligibility</h2> <p>To be eligible to participate in the program, you must:</p> <ul> <li>be the owner or operator of a farm business where the work is to be carried out</li> <li>operate as a sole trader, partnership, trust or private company and trades agricultural products</li> <li>have your business is registered with the Australian Taxation Officer as a primary producer, and have<br /> an Australian Business Number (ABN)</li> <li>earn more than 50% of your gross income from your primary production enterprise under normal seasonal circumstances; or</li> <li>you have been operating your farm business for between 1 and 3 years and more than 50% of your gross income will be derived from the farm business within 3 years of the date of the application - these applications will be considered on a case by case basis</li> <li>not have gross off farm assets exceeding $5 million.</li> </ul> <p>Other conditions may apply.</p> <h2>Next steps </h2> <p>Check your eligibility and apply at:</p> <p><a href="https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/loans/farm-innovation-fund">NSW Government</a> website</p> <p>Email <a href="mailto:rural.assist@raa.nsw.gov.au">rural.assist@raa.nsw.gov.au</a> </p> <p>Call 1800 678 593</p> </div> Tue, 19 Nov 2019 04:46:41 +0000 simon.wells 3247 at https://www.energy.gov.au Energy-efficient equipment operating lease finance for business https://www.energy.gov.au/rebates/energy-efficient-equipment-operating-lease-finance-business <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Energy-efficient equipment operating lease finance for business</span> <div class="field field--name-field-program-title field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Program name</div> <div class="field__item">Sustainable Finance for Energy Solutions</div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/simonwells" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">simon.wells</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 2019-11-15 16:50</span> <div class="field field--name-field-program-url field--type-link field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Program URL</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/Business/Investment-facilitation/Sustainable-finance-for-energy-solutions/Operating-Lease">www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/Business/Investment-facilitation/Sustainable-fina…</a></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Overview</h2> <p>The <strong>Sustainable Finance for Energy Solutions </strong>scheme assists Victorian businesses take up operating lease finance to buy renewable or energy-efficient equipment.</p> <p>Operating lease finance is a contract where a financier buys renewable or energy efficiency equipment for a business to hire and use.</p> <p>Always seek advice from your accountant and legal representative when entering into financial agreements.</p> <h2>Benefits</h2> <ul> <li>reduce energy use and energy bills</li> <li>reduce greenhouse gas emissions</li> <li>no upfront capital or security</li> </ul> <h2>Key eligibility </h2> <p>Operating lease finance is suitable for businesses that want to invest in lower value equipment with a short life span that might become outdated quickly.</p> <p>Other conditions may apply.</p> <h2>Next steps</h2> <p>Check your eligibility:</p> <p><a href="https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/Business/Investment-facilitation/Sustainable-finance-for-energy-solutions/Operating-Leasehttps:/www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/Business/Investment-facilitation/Sustainable-finance-for-energy-solutions/Operating-Lease">Victorian Government</a> website</p> <p>Find a service provider.</p> <p>                                                                   </p> </div> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 05:50:20 +0000 simon.wells 3244 at https://www.energy.gov.au Energy-efficient equipment hire purchase finance for business https://www.energy.gov.au/rebates/energy-efficient-equipment-hire-purchase-finance-business <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Energy-efficient equipment hire purchase finance for business</span> <div class="field field--name-field-program-title field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Program name</div> <div class="field__item">Sustainable Finance for Energy Solutions </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/simonwells" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">simon.wells</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 2019-11-15 16:30</span> <div class="field field--name-field-program-url field--type-link field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Program URL</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/Business/Investment-facilitation/Sustainable-finance-for-energy-solutions/Hire-Purchase">www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/Business/Investment-facilitation/Sustainable-fina…</a></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Overview</h2> <p>The <strong>Sustainable Finance for Energy Solutions</strong> scheme assists Victorian businesses take up hire purchase finance to hire and use renewable or energy-efficient equipment.</p> <p>Hire purchase is a contract where a financier buys renewable or energy-efficient equipment for a business to hire and use. At the end of the lease, the business has the option to buy the equipment.</p> <p>Always seek advice from your accountant and legal representative when entering into financial agreements.</p> <h2>Benefits</h2> <ul> <li>reduce energy use and energy bills</li> <li>reduce greenhouse gas emissions</li> <li>no upfront capital or security</li> </ul> <h2>Key eligibility </h2> <p>Hire purchase finance is suitable for businesses that want to invest in equipment with medium value or lifespan.</p> <p>Other conditions may apply.</p> <h2>Next steps</h2> <p>Check your eligibility:</p> <p><a href="https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/Business/Investment-facilitation/Sustainable-finance-for-energy-solutions/Hire-Purchase">Victorian Government</a> website</p> <p>Find a service provider.</p> <p>                                                                   </p> </div> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 05:30:19 +0000 simon.wells 3243 at https://www.energy.gov.au Energy-efficient equipment loan finance for business https://www.energy.gov.au/rebates/energy-efficient-equipment-loan-finance-business <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Energy-efficient equipment loan finance for business</span> <div class="field field--name-field-program-title field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Program name</div> <div class="field__item">Sustainable Finance for Energy Solutions </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/simonwells" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">simon.wells</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 2019-11-15 16:21</span> <div class="field field--name-field-program-url field--type-link field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Program URL</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/Business/Investment-facilitation/Sustainable-finance-for-energy-solutions/Equipment-loan-finance">www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/Business/Investment-facilitation/Sustainable-fina…</a></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Overview</h2> <p>The <strong>Sustainable Finance for Energy Solutions</strong> scheme assists Victorian businesses take up equipment loan finance to buy renewable or energy-efficient equipment.</p> <p>The financier takes out a ‘mortgage’ on the equipment which forms which part of the collateral should the business fail to pay off the loan. An equipment loan is also known as chattel mortgage.</p> <p>Always seek advice from your accountant and legal representative when entering into financial agreements.</p> <h2>Benefits</h2> <ul> <li>reduce energy use and energy bills</li> <li>reduce greenhouse gas emissions</li> <li>no upfront capital or security is possible</li> </ul> <h2>Key eligibility </h2> <p>Equipment loan finance is most suitable for businesses that want to invest in high-value equipment which has a medium or long lifespan, that isn’t going to become outdated quickly.</p> <p>Other conditions may apply.</p> <h2>Next steps</h2> <p>Check your eligibility:</p> <p><a href="https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/Business/Investment-facilitation/Sustainable-finance-for-energy-solutions/Equipment-loan-finance">Victorian Government</a> website</p> <p>Find a service provider.</p> <p>                                                                   </p> </div> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 05:21:08 +0000 simon.wells 3242 at https://www.energy.gov.au Renewable energy equipment purchase agreement for business https://www.energy.gov.au/rebates/renewable-energy-equipment-purchase-agreement-business <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Renewable energy equipment purchase agreement for business</span> <div class="field field--name-field-program-title field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Program name</div> <div class="field__item">Sustainable Finance for Energy Solutions</div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/simonwells" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">simon.wells</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 2019-11-15 16:00</span> <div class="field field--name-field-program-url field--type-link field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Program URL</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/Business/Investment-facilitation/Sustainable-finance-for-energy-solutions/Power-Purchase-Agreements">www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/Business/Investment-facilitation/Sustainable-fina…</a></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Overview</h2> <p>The <strong>Sustainable Finance for Energy Solutions</strong> scheme assists Victorian businesses take up a Power Purchase Agreement. This is where an energy provider installs renewable energy equipment on a business’ site. The business pays a pre-determined rate of electricity over time. Renewable energy equipment is often solar PV systems.</p> <p>How it works:</p> <ul> <li>Find an energy service company (ESCO). A good place to start is the <a href="http://www.eec.org.au/for-energy-users/find-a-provider?service=energy-performance-contracting#/find-a-provider">Energy Efficiency Council’s list of providers</a>.</li> <li>The energy provider will buy, install, own and operate the renewable energy equipment on your site. They’ll sell the energy to you at a locked-in price. There may be times when you can’t use the renewable energy source and will instead use on-grid energy.</li> <li>At the end of the agreement, you may have the option to buy the equipment.</li> </ul> <p>Always seek advice from your accountant and legal representative when entering into financial agreements.</p> <h2>Benefits</h2> <ul> <li>reduce energy use and energy bills</li> <li>reduce greenhouse gas emissions</li> <li>no upfront capital or security</li> </ul> <h2>Key eligibility </h2> <p>The Power Purchase Agreement is suitable for businesses that:</p> <ul> <li>want to switch to renewable energy without owning or maintaining equipment</li> <li>don't own the property and have a long-term tenancy of their site</li> </ul> <h2> Next steps</h2> <p>Check your eligibility:</p> <p><a href="https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/Business/Investment-facilitation/Sustainable-finance-for-energy-solutions/Power-Purchase-Agreements">Victorian Government</a> website</p> <p>Find a service provider.</p> <p>                                                                   </p> </div> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 05:00:22 +0000 simon.wells 3241 at https://www.energy.gov.au Energy-efficient equipment performance contracts for business https://www.energy.gov.au/rebates/energy-efficient-equipment-performance-contracts-business <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Energy-efficient equipment performance contracts for business</span> <div class="field field--name-field-program-title field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Program name</div> <div class="field__item">Sustainable Finance for Energy Solutions </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/simonwells" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">simon.wells</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 2019-11-14 17:02</span> <div class="field field--name-field-program-url field--type-link field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Program URL</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/Business/Investment-facilitation/Sustainable-finance-for-energy-solutions/Energy-Performance-Contracts">www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/Business/Investment-facilitation/Sustainable-fina…</a></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Overview</h2> <p>The Sustainable Finance for Energy Solutions scheme assists Victorian businesses take up an Energy Performance Contract. An Energy Performance Contract is where a service provider installs energy-efficient equipment for a business and guarantees a return on investment. The business pays it back over time. The service provider may pay for the installation of equipment.</p> <p>How it works:</p> <ul> <li>Find an energy service company (ESCO). A good place to start is the <a href="http://www.eec.org.au/for-energy-users/find-a-provider?service=energy-performance-contracting#/find-a-provider">Energy Efficiency Council’s list of providers</a>.</li> <li>The energy company gets funding from a bank or financier, who pays for your energy efficiency upgrade.</li> <li>You make monthly payments to the energy company or the financier.</li> <li>If you don’t get the savings you were expecting, the energy company will pay the shortfall.</li> <li>At the end of the agreement, you’ll own the equipment.</li> </ul> <p>It’s advised to always seek advice from your accountant.</p> <h2>Benefits</h2> <ul> <li>reduce energy use and energy bills</li> <li>reduce greenhouse gas emissions</li> <li>no upfront cost or security</li> </ul> <h2>Key eligibility </h2> <p>To be eligible for assistance, your business:</p> <ul> <li>should be a large businesses with high-energy use (the service provider installs equipment of more than $500,000 in value)</li> <li>premises should be owned by you or a long-term tenancy of the site is required</li> </ul> <h2>Next steps</h2> <p>Check your eligibility:</p> <p><a href="https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/Business/Investment-facilitation/Sustainable-finance-for-energy-solutions/Capital-lease-finance">Victorian Government</a> website</p> <p>Find a service provider.</p> <p>                                                                   </p> </div> Thu, 14 Nov 2019 06:02:24 +0000 simon.wells 3239 at https://www.energy.gov.au Energy-efficient equipment capital lease finance for business https://www.energy.gov.au/rebates/energy-efficient-equipment-capital-lease-finance-business <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Energy-efficient equipment capital lease finance for business</span> <div class="field field--name-field-program-title field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Program name</div> <div class="field__item">Sustainable Finance for Energy Solutions </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/simonwells" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">simon.wells</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 2019-11-14 16:37</span> <div class="field field--name-field-program-url field--type-link field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Program URL</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/Business/Investment-facilitation/Sustainable-finance-for-energy-solutions/Capital-lease-finance">www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/Business/Investment-facilitation/Sustainable-fina…</a></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Overview</h2> <p>The <strong>Sustainable Finance for Energy Solutions</strong> scheme assists Victorian businesses take up capital lease. A capital lease is a contract where a financier buys energy efficiency equipment for a business who pays it back over time.</p> <p>You need to find a financier who offers capital lease financing. Most major banks offer it, so your bank is a good place to start. The financier will purchase the energy-efficient equipment for you. You make monthly repayments to the financier. At the end of the agreement, you have the option to buy the equipment.</p> <p>It’s advised to always seek advice from your accountant.</p> <h2>Benefits</h2> <ul> <li>reduce energy use and energy bills</li> <li>reduce greenhouse gas emissions</li> <li>no upfront cost or security</li> </ul> <h2>Next steps</h2> <p>Check your eligibility:</p> <p><a href="https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/Business/Investment-facilitation/Sustainable-finance-for-energy-solutions/Capital-lease-finance">Victorian Government</a> website</p> <p>Find a financier that will provide a discount on energy-efficient equipment and renewable energy equipment upgrades.</p> <p>                                                                   </p> </div> Thu, 14 Nov 2019 05:37:48 +0000 simon.wells 3238 at https://www.energy.gov.au