If your business based in Adelaide and you want to improve your sustainability you might check out some financial help that the City of Adelaide is offering.
The City has announced new funding for shared solar, energy storage and electric vehicles. Under its revised Sustainability Incentives Scheme, rebates in these areas will be made available from 1 July 2019.
In the case of shared solar, the City of Adelaide envisions “owners and tenants of multi-storey apartment and commercial buildings invest together to install large solar photovoltaic systems and share the electricity that is generated”. It will make up to $20,000 available to each apartment or multi-story commercial building.
For energy storage it is offering up to $5000 towards systems installed by businesses, multi-storey commercial and non-profit community and sporting organisations. Its vision is that “households and businesses harness low cost electricity during the middle of the day to power pool pumps, hot water and floor heaters and charge electric vehicles”.
Finally, the City envisions that “by 2025, electric vehicle owners charge when electricity prices are low and sell electricity back to the grid when prices are high by forming virtual power plants (big battery)”. To make this happen it is offering up to $250 for electric bicycle charging station, as well as up to $1000 for electric vehicle one-way charging stations or $5000 for electric vehicle two-way charging stations.
These rebates join an already extensive list of sustainability incentives available for households, business owners, tenants and more.